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Tuberculosis of the calcaneus in children

Publication Type : Journal Article

Source : J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2015;23(1):84-9

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Campus : Faridabad

Year : 2015

Abstract : Osteoarticular tuberculosis represents 1.7–2% of all tuberculosis (TB). The localization in the foot is rare and accounts for less than 10% of osteoarticular TB. The following report describes the case of a 7-year-old boy who presented with a gradually increasing inflammatory swelling over the lateral aspect of the right ankle. An X-ray of his right ankle showed an osteolytic image at the calcaneus. Diagnosis was confirmed by the presence of a tuberculoid granuloma with caseous necrosis on bone biopsy.

Cite this Research Publication : Agarwal A, Kant KS, Suri T, Gupta N, Verma I, Shaharyar A. Tuberculosis of the calcaneus in children. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2015;23(1):84-9.

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