Finger tuberculous osteomyelitis

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Adel Fallah ghajary 1 , * , Batool Sharifi-Mood 2 , Roya Alavi-Naini 3 , Maliheh Metanat 3 , Farshid Fayyaz-Jahani 1

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1 Resident of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicines, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.

2 Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicines, Research Center for Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicines, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.

3 Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicines, Research Center for Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicines, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.

How to Cite: Fallah ghajary A, Sharifi-Mood B, Alavi-Naini R, Metanat M, Fayyaz-Jahani F. Finger tuberculous osteomyelitis, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 13(8):e93778.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 13 (8); e93778
Published Online: September 19, 2011
Article Type: Case Report
Received: December 26, 2010
Accepted: April 10, 2011

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Abstract

Bone and soft-tissue tuberculosis accounts for approximately 1% and 2% of total cases of tuberculosis, respectively. Tubercular involvement of metacarps and phalanges of the hand are extremely rare. In this case report a young woman was presented with finger tuberculosis without active pulmonary involvement.

Keywords

Tuberculosis osteomyelitis phalange

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