Journal of Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82--84

Unusual presentation of tuberculous osteitis distal fibula


Ann Maria John, Varghese Thomas, Manju Gopinathan Pillai, John George Theckanal, John Ponnezhathu Sebastian 
 Department of Orthopaedics, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
John Ponnezhathu Sebastian
Department of Orthopaedics, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Tiruvalla - 689 101, Kerala
India

We present the case of a 10-year-old boy presenting with pain and swelling on the lateral aspect of the left ankle associated with occasional fever of 1-month duration. Before he presented to us, he was treated with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory agents on two occasions in a local hospital for the same complaints. The swelling disappeared and mild pain persisted. The inflammatory markers were high, and the X-ray was not typical of either pyogenic infection or Ewing's sarcoma. Hence, a biopsy was done and the material was sent for histopathological and bacteriological studies. The histopathology report was typical of tuberculosis. The child became asymptomatic after antituberculous treatment. The case is presented because of the unusual clinical and radiological presentation of tuberculosis in one of the rarest sites reported in the literature.


How to cite this article:
John AM, Thomas V, Pillai MG, Theckanal JG, Sebastian JP. Unusual presentation of tuberculous osteitis distal fibula.J Orthop Assoc South Indian States 2021;18:82-84


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John AM, Thomas V, Pillai MG, Theckanal JG, Sebastian JP. Unusual presentation of tuberculous osteitis distal fibula. J Orthop Assoc South Indian States [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jul 6 ];18:82-84
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