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Tuberculous osteomyelitis of the long bones in children

Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Impact Factor: 2.72). 07/1995; 14(6):542-6. DOI: 10.1097/00006454-199506000-00013
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    • "No bone is immune from involvement with TB, and arthritis is mono-articular in 90% of cases. The most common location in childhood is the spine, accounting for 60–70% of cases [7]. A patient with scapula TB may present with symptoms of swelling, pain, with or without abscess formation, and joint stiffness. "

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    • "No bone is immune from involvement with TB, and arthritis is mono-articular in 90% of cases. The most common location in childhood is the spine, accounting for 60–70% of cases [7]. A patient with scapula TB may present with symptoms of swelling, pain, with or without abscess formation, and joint stiffness. "
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    ABSTRACT: Tuberculosis (TB) of the scapula is a very rare presentation among tuberculosis of bones and joints. The following case report describes a rare case of tuberculosis involving the inferior angle of the scapula in a young, immune-competent adult presenting with pain, swelling and an osteolytic lesion over the inferior angle of the scapula with a cold abscess. The diagnosis was confirmed on histopathology and culture, with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) acting as an adjunct to an early diagnosis. The patient was managed successfully with surgical debridement and a four-drug anti-tuberculous regimen.
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    • "The incidence of skeletal manifestations in tuberculosis is very low, (only 1-3%) and the spine is most commonly involved, followed by femur, tibia and fibula [4]. Tuberculous osteomyelitis occurs secondary to lymphohematogenous spread of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from a pulmonary focus [5]. "
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