alexa Abstract | Tuberculosis of Calcaneum: A Rare Case Report

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Abstract

Tuberculosis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries including India. Skeletal tuberculosis accounts for 1-3%. Tuberculosis of bone may evade the diagnosis for a long time, as it usually remains silent till either involvement of a neighbouring joint or development of a soft tissue swelling due to cold abscess formation. Tuberculosis of bone mimics clinical conditions like Chronic Osteomyelitis, Madura mycosis and Actinomycosis. There have been few case reports of unusual sites being affected and with unusual presentation by this disease

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Author(s): Bhat Sandhya K Sastry Apurba S Sharada Mannur Nagaraj ER

Keywords

Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, Osteomyelitis, Calcaneum

 
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