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Infantile Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of Proximal Tibia-Rare Occurrence: Case Report and Review of Literature

Volume 7 | Issue 3 | September-December 2021 | Page: 35-37 | Jamsheed T, John T John, Dileep S, Divya G


Authors: Jamsheed T DNB Ortho. [1], John T John MCH Ortho. [1], Dileep S DNB Ortho. [1], Divya G DNB Ortho [1]

[1] Department of Orthopedics, KMCT Medical College, Manassery, Calicut, Kerala, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr Jamsheed T
Department of Orthopedics, KMCT Medical College, Manassery, Calicut, Kerala, India.
E-mail: jamsheedthottiyan@gmail.com


Skeletal tuberculosis (TB) is uncommon compared to pulmonary tuberculosis, representing 1 – 3% of all cases. Of these, the spine and hips are more involved. Solitary bone tuberculosis is a rare condition in infancy, has non-specific findings and can be misdiagnosed easily.
In our case report, we present tuberculosis osteomyelitis of the proximal tibia in a boy aged nine months who visited our outpatient department with painless swelling in the right leg. Diagnosis was done with radiographs, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), open biopsy and TB-Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). The lesion was managed with debridement and curettage and 9 months of antitubercular chemotherapy.
Bone tuberculosis must be considered in the differential diagnosis of lytic lesions of the proximal tibial metaphysis in infancy.
Keywords: Skeletal tuberculosis, Solitary bone tuberculosis, Tuberculous osteomyelitis, Proximal tibia metaphysis


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How to Cite this Article:  Jamsheed T, John T John, Dileep S, Divya G | Infantile Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of Proximal Tibia-Rare Occurrence: Case Report and Review of Literature | International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics | September-December 2021; 7(3): 35-37.

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