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Primary multifocal tuberculous osteomyelitis with involvement of the ribs.

Authors
  • Chang, D S
  • Rafii, M
  • McGuinness, G
  • Jagirdar, J S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Skeletal radiology
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1998
Volume
27
Issue
11
Pages
641–645
Identifiers
PMID: 9867183
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two cases of primary multifocal tuberculous osteomyelitis with involvement of the rib cage are presented. The lungs were normal and the appearance of the skeletal lesions did not suggest tuberculosis. These lesions were predominantly lytic, with minimal soft tissue involvement. Tuberculosis should be high in the differential diagnosis of multiple destructive bone lesions, especially in patients from regions where tuberculosis is endemic.

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