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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-23

Sternal tuberculous osteomyelitis in a young adult presenting as atypical chest pain: A rare case report


Department of Orthopedics, Near Adlux Convention Center, Apollo-Adlux Hospital, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
K R Renjith
Department of Orthopedics, Near Adlux Convention Center, Apollo-Adlux Hospital, Cable Junction, National Highway 47, Karukutty, Angamaly, Ernakulam - 683 576, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/joasis.joasis_10_21

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Sternal tuberculosis (TB) is an uncommon involvement of osteoarticular tissues where the diagnosis is most often delayed due to an insidious presentation. We present an unusual case of a young female with TB osteomyelitis of the sternum presenting as atypical chest pain in which a timely diagnosis could result in successful management by conservative means.


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