Sternal tuberculosis

  • R Sachdeva
  • S Sachdeva
  • S Arora
Keywords: Asia, Tuberculosis, Skeletal, Sternum,

Abstract

Extra‑pulmonary tuberculosis constitutes 15‑20% of total tuberculosis (TB) case load in immuno‑competent patients. Affliction of the skeletal system is rare with still rarer presentation of sternal osteomyelitis even in endemic countries. A patient with primary sternal TB presenting with multiple cutaneous sinuses over the anterior chest wall is being reported. A high element of suspicion is needed more so in resource limited setting for early diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords: Asia, Tuberculosis, Skeletal, Sternum,

Published
2015-01-28

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