Noting the Oral Signs of Tuberculosis
In light of expanding globalization and drug resistance, the resurgence of tuberculosis in some regions increases the possibility of infected individuals presenting for dental care—thus the need to recognize the disease’s oral manifestations.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the reasons for the resurgence of tuberculosis in some areas, the impact of globalization, and ramifications of the increasing prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
- Explain the pathogenesis of this disease, its various forms, clinical presentation, and mortality.
- Discuss the ways in which tuberculosis manifests in the oral cavity.
This course was issued in July 2021 and expires July 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.