Onset: December 1923.
Treatment started: March 1925.
Abscess formation: April 1925.
Casts: January 1926 to May 1927, December 1927 to April 1928.
Brace: April 1928.
Heliotherapy: July 1925 to July 1928.
Discharged: July 1928.
Last examination: March 1929.
This case is reported as probably tuberculous, though we do not have any laboratory proof to offer in substantiation of the diagnosis. The history, physical findings, x-ray, and course of the disease were all typical of a tuberculous process so that we feel justified in making that diagnosis.
The case is reported because of the rarity with which tuberculosis of the ilium is encountered.
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