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Article: Unusual presentations of osteoarticular tuberculosis in two paediatric patients

TitleUnusual presentations of osteoarticular tuberculosis in two paediatric patients
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherBMJ Group.
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BMJ Case Reports, 2012 How to Cite?
AbstractTuberculosis is a universal mimicker and thus could be a differential diagnosis of any osteolytic lesion. Bone biopsy is crucial in these cases for culture and histological proof of tuberculous infection. This is a case report of two paediatric patients with unusual presentations of tuberculosis. One patient presented with knee pain and had imaged findings of an osteolytic lesion at the epiphysis. Interval scan showed spread of the lesion through the physis to the metaphyseal region. The second patient presented with hip pain and an osteolytic lesion of the acetabulum. He was subsequently found to have involvement of the brain and spine as well. Both patients were diagnosed with tuberculosis by bone biopsy for culture and pathological examination. They were treated successfully with antituberculous medications without chronic sequelae. These two patients showed that early recognition and prompt treatment are critical for management of tuberculosis to avoid chronic sequelae.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/174003
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, JPY-
dc.contributor.authorHo, KWY-
dc.contributor.authorLam, YL-
dc.contributor.authorShek, TWH-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-12T07:45:11Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-12T07:45:11Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationBMJ Case Reports, 2012-
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/174003-
dc.description.abstractTuberculosis is a universal mimicker and thus could be a differential diagnosis of any osteolytic lesion. Bone biopsy is crucial in these cases for culture and histological proof of tuberculous infection. This is a case report of two paediatric patients with unusual presentations of tuberculosis. One patient presented with knee pain and had imaged findings of an osteolytic lesion at the epiphysis. Interval scan showed spread of the lesion through the physis to the metaphyseal region. The second patient presented with hip pain and an osteolytic lesion of the acetabulum. He was subsequently found to have involvement of the brain and spine as well. Both patients were diagnosed with tuberculosis by bone biopsy for culture and pathological examination. They were treated successfully with antituberculous medications without chronic sequelae. These two patients showed that early recognition and prompt treatment are critical for management of tuberculosis to avoid chronic sequelae.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBMJ Group.-
dc.relation.ispartofBMJ Case Reports-
dc.rightsBMJ Case Reports. Copyright © BMJ Group.-
dc.rightsThe following statements must accompany the articles posted on the Contributor(s)’s and/or his/her institution’s website: Locked and research funded articles acknowledgement: This article has been accepted for publication in BMJ Case Reports. The definitive copyedited, typeset version BMJ Case Reports, 2012 is available online at: http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2012/bcr-2012-006714.long-
dc.titleUnusual presentations of osteoarticular tuberculosis in two paediatric patientsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailCheung, JP: jcheung98@hotmail.com-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2012-006714-
dc.identifier.pmid23087272-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84872160381-
dc.identifier.hkuros212320-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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