A Child presenting with Bilateral Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of Calcanei: A Case Report

  • Varma H S Department of Orthopaedics, NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Sirsikar A. Department of Orthopaedics, NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Keywords: calcaneus, tuberculosis, osteoarticular

Abstract

Introduction:Osteoarticular tuberculosis represents 1.7-2% of all tuberculosis. The localization in the foot is rare and accounts for less than 10% of osteoarticular tuberculosis. The clinical observations of this case highlight the unusual bilateral skeletal involvement of tuberculosis.

Case Report: A case of a six year old male child presenting with swelling of both heels and discharging sinus is reported. Biopsy of the curetted material from both lesions revealed tuberculous nature. Patient was kept on conservative treatment of antitubercular drugs.

Conclusion: A high index of suspicion is mandatory for early diagnosis, prompt treatment and better clinical outcome.

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A Child presenting with Bilateral Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of Calcanei: A Case Report
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2016-12-31
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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3970747
Published: 2016-12-31
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Varma H S, Sirsikar A. A Child presenting with Bilateral Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of Calcanei: A Case Report. ojmpc [Internet]. 2016Dec.31 [cited 2020Dec.4];22(2):47-0. Available from: https://ojmpc.com/index.php/ojmpc/article/view/39
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