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Tuberculosis Research and Treatment
Volume 2011, Article ID 483802, 3 pages
Case Report

Multifocal Tubercular Osteomyelitis: A Case with Atypical Manifestations

Department of Internal Medicine, Hurley Medical Center, 2 Hurley Plaza, Suite 212, Flint, MI 48503, USA

Received 20 September 2010; Accepted 25 February 2011

Academic Editor: S. G. Franzblau

Copyright © 2011 Mukesh Thawani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Skeletal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for about 1–2% of all TB cases and 10% of extrapulmonary TB cases. We present a 19-year-old male with multifocal tubercular osteomyelitis, who presented with progressively worsening back pain, weight loss, fatigue, anorexia, decreased mobility, low-grade fever, and night sweats—but without pulmonary involvement.