Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2009 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 20 |Article ID 484712 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/484712

Miten Vasa, Christine Ohikhuare, Leslea Brickner, "Primary Sternal Tuberculosis Osteomyelitis: A Case Report and Discussion", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 20, Article ID 484712, 4 pages, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/484712

Primary Sternal Tuberculosis Osteomyelitis: A Case Report and Discussion

Abstract

As immigration to the United States from countries endemic for tuberculosis (TB) increases, the incidence of pulmonary and extrapulmonary TB disease may increase. Primary tuberculous sternal osteomyelitis is one form of extrapulmonary TB that is exceedingly rare throughout the world, and falls under the differential diagnosis for chest wall masses. Management involves standard antituberculous therapy with antibiotics similar to treating other forms of extrapulmonary TB, as well as consideration of surgical intervention depending on the extent of osteomyelitis. A typical case of primary sternal TB osteomyelitis is reported, and the epidemiology, differential diagnosis, clinical manifestations and management are reviewed.

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