Author(s): Sipsas NV, Panayiotakopoulos GD, Zormpala A, Thanos L, Artinopoulos C,
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Abstract We report a case of sternal tuberculosis following sternotomy, which was performed during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Although pre-operative evaluation revealed signs of asymptomatic tuberculosis of the lung, isoniazid chemoprophylaxis was not instituted, and the patient developed active tuberculosis in both the lung and sternum 5 y later.
This article was published in Scand J Infect Dis
and referenced in Mycobacterial Diseases