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Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of the Foot: A Case Report

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Zahra Abdi 1 , Fereshte Ghiasvand 1 , * , Seyed Ali Dehghan Manshadi 1

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1 Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

How to Cite: Abdi Z, Ghiasvand F, Dehghan Manshadi S A. Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of the Foot: A Case Report, Arch Clin Infect Dis. Online ahead of Print ; 9(2):18969. doi: 10.5812/archcid.18969.

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Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: 9 (2); 18969
Published Online: January 24, 2014
Article Type: Case Report
Received: December 14, 2013
Accepted: December 29, 2013
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Abstract

Introduction: Tuberculosis of the foot is an unusual type of skeletal tuberculosis.

Case Presentation: We report on an eighty-six-year-old woman, who presented pain and purulent discharge from the right foot for 10 months. The final diagnosis was confirmed with a culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Discussion: Diagnosis of this form of tuberculosis is established with some delay due to the uncommon site of involvement, lack of awareness about the condition and its ability to mimic other disorders. Diagnosis and appropriate treatment can often be delayed, which may lead to significant consequences for the patient. Our case was treated with anti-tuberculin medications for nine months and conservative management of the bony lesions resulting complete resolution of symptoms.

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Tuberculosis Osteomyelitis Foot

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