By Diana Macri, RDH, BSDH, MSEd, Sandra Castellanos, AAS, RDH, MA, CHES, Elvir Dincer, DDS
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes, not the least of which is a renewed attention to infectious diseases. Preventive efforts, such as mask wearing, have slowed the occurrence of diseases, such as the seasonal flu. However, other infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, continue to spread and adversely affect global populations, causing undue economic and health burdens. As the current pandemic has shown, globalization has made the world a smaller place, making it even more crucial to prevent the spread of pathogenic organisms. This article will update the reader on tuberculosis and its oral manifestations.
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