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1.  Primary tooth abscess caused by Mycobacterium bovis in an immunocompetent child 
European Journal of Pediatrics  2010;169(9):1143-1145.
Bovine tuberculosis is a zoonotic disease, and although its incidence has dramatically decreased in developed countries where effective control measures are applied, it still remains a potential health hazard in the developing world. Tuberculosis of the oral cavity is extremely rare and is usually secondary to pulmonary involvement. We present the unusual case of an immunocompetent 6-year-old child residing in an urban area with primary oral tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis, which was confirmed by the application of a molecular genetic approach. M. bovis belongs to Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex which comprises species with close genetic relationship, and for this reason, the use of new molecular techniques is a useful tool for the differentiation at species level of the closely related members of this complex.
PMCID: PMC2908448  PMID: 20437277
M. bovis; Dental abscess; Zoonoses; DNA-STRIP technology

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