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Tubercular cold abscess at an unusual site mimicking a pyogenic abscess

Shaad Abqari, Arshad Anjum, Diwan Israr Khan, Tabassum Nawab, Minakshi Sardha

Abstract


Tuberculosis affects much of the world's population, and 1 - 5% of all cases are musculoskeletal. Tuberculosis of the soft tissues secondary to underlying bone involvement is not uncommon, but selective tissue involvement without bony abnormality is rare. We present a case in which two tubercular abscess presented at an unusual site with no underlying bony involvement, simulating a pyogenic abscess.


Authors' affiliations

Shaad Abqari, Faculty of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Arshad Anjum, Faculty of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Diwan Israr Khan, University Health Service, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Tabassum Nawab, Faculty of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Minakshi Sardha, International Medical School, Management & Science University, Shah Alam, Malaysia

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Keywords

tuberculosis; Tubercular cold abscess

Cite this article

South African Journal of Child Health 2013;7(2):77-78. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.578

Article History

Date submitted: 2013-02-02
Date published: 2013-05-20

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