Extrapulmonary Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis Presenting as Chest wall Abscess –A Rare Case Report

Manu, Mohan K and Mohapatra, Ashwini K and Magazine, Rahul (2013) Extrapulmonary Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis Presenting as Chest wall Abscess –A Rare Case Report. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 60. pp. 121-123.

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Abstract

Even though the prevalence of pulmonary drug resistant tuberculosis is showing an increasing trend globally, only a few case reports of extrapulmonary tuberculosis caused by drug resistant mycobacteria have been documented over the last decade. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis is not infrequent and may cause considerable morbidity and mortality. Tuberculous abscess over chest wall is commonly due to the spread from an adjacent affected lymph node group. Multidrug resistance poses a great challenge to the physicians in managing such a condition and significantly affects the prognosis. Here we report a rare presentation of multidrug resistant tuberculosis as anterior chest wall abscess in a young male.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multidrug resistant Tuberculosis; Thoracic wall; Abscess
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pulmonary Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 04:26
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2013 04:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136592

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