Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Print this page Email this page Users Online: 47
CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155-156

Skeletal tuberculosis leading to pathological fracture


1 MGM Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Ira Shah
1/B Saguna, 271/B St Francis Road, Vile Parle, Mumbai - 400 049, Maharashtra
India
Lavina Vijay Desai
41, Juhu Ajanta, Gulmohar Road No. 1, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai - 400 049, Maharashtra
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_47_18

Rights and Permissions

Skeletal tuberculosis (TB) is usually present in 1%–3% of active TB patients. Those with altered immunity have an increased of Skeletal TB. The most commonly involved sites are hip (20%), knee (10%), ankle and foot (5%), and shoulder (1%), and the most common forms of presentation are arthritis, spondylitis, and osteomyelitis. Tuberculous pathological fracture is a rare presentation, and only three cases have been reported in literature. We present a case of a 4½-month-old boy with a nontraumatic fracture of the humerus secondary to TB. Our patient was started on a four-drug regimen consisting of isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol, and pyrazinamide and advised immunodeficiency workup.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed31    
    Printed2    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded6    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal