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Skeletal muscle tuberculosis simultaneously involving multiple sites

Neogi, Devdatta S.; Bandekar, Shivanand M.; Chawla, Lokesh

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: March 2013 - Volume 22 - Issue 2 - p 167–169
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e328354b04d

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a public health problem in both developing and industrialized countries. TB of the skeletal muscle is very rare. We present a case of the simultaneous involvement of skeletal muscles in multiple sites in an 11-year-old immune-competent female patient. All physicians should have adequate knowledge of TB and awareness of its atypical presentations to ensure the proper management of such patients.

Department of Orthopaedics, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, India

Correspondence to Shivanand M. Bandekar, MS(Ortho), Department of Orthopaedics, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa 403202, India Tel: +91 832 249 5370; fax: +91 832 245 8728; e-mail:

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