Indian Journal of Research in Homeopathy

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155--157

Tuberculous osteomyelitis of proximal fibula: An unusual presentation of tuberculosis


Gunjar Jain, Asjad Mahmood 
 Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Asjad Mahmood
Hostel 17, Room 501, Masjid Moth AIIMS Hostel, Gautam Nagar, New Delhi - 110 049
India

Tubercular involvement of the proximal fibula is very rare. We present a case of tuberculosis of proximal fibula in an immunocompetent young female. She was diagnosed clinically as a case of cellulitis. Radiological investigations including magnetic resonance imaging revealed a destructive lesion in her right proximal fibula. Finally, by fine-needle aspiration cytology and GeneXpert polymerase chain reaction, a diagnosis of tuberculous osteomyelitis of proximal fibula was established. She was managed nonoperatively with multidrug antitubercular chemotherapy. A high index of suspicion is required to make a diagnosis of musculoskeletal tuberculosis of such rare site in early stages.


How to cite this article:
Jain G, Mahmood A. Tuberculous osteomyelitis of proximal fibula: An unusual presentation of tuberculosis.J Orthop Traumatol Rehabil 2021;13:155-157


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Jain G, Mahmood A. Tuberculous osteomyelitis of proximal fibula: An unusual presentation of tuberculosis. J Orthop Traumatol Rehabil [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Oct 2 ];13:155-157
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