Author(s): Kamaeva NG, Chugaev IuP, Grinberg LM, Anisimova NA, Golubeva TV,
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Abstract There has been a drastic increase in the incidence of ostitis in children since 2001. Comparison of current tuberculous ostitis (n = 70) and primary pulmonary tuberculosis (n = 60) in infants revealed significant clinical and epidemiological differences. Molecular genetic methods identified BCG M. bovis strain DNA in 13 (46.4\%) intraoperative samples and 4 samples of obtained cultures from bone destruction foci. Isolation of BCG cultures and/or verification of BCG M. ovis DNA from the bone lesion focus by polymerase chain reaction is a significant criterion for verification of the BCG etiology of ostitis having a morphological pattern of productive necrotic tuberculosis in children.
This article was published in Probl Tuberk Bolezn Legk
and referenced in Clinical Pharmacology & Biopharmaceutics