An isolated case of first metatarsal tuberculosis

Madi, Sandesh S and Naik, Monappa A and Vijayan, Sandeep and Rao, Sharath K (2015) An isolated case of first metatarsal tuberculosis. Oxford Medical Case Reports, 2015 (3). pp. 241-243.

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An apparently healthy adolescent presented to us with multiple discharging sinuses from his right foot for the past 1 year. All serological parameters were within normal limits. X-ray picture revealed an expansile osteolytic lesion of first metatarsal. Tissue biopsy and PCR confirmed it be of tubercular etiology. The incidence of isolated occurrence of metatarsal tuberculosis is very rare and the diagnostic dilemma it brings about is briefly discussed in the following report.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 04:39
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2015 04:39

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