Tuberculosis Of The Rib In A 20 Month’s Old Boy

El Mouhtadi Aghoutane, Tarik Salama, Redouane El Fezzazi


Primary tuberculosis osteomyelitis of the rib is rare. The majority of cases occur in children and young adults and there is difficulty in diagnosis mainly in young children.We report a new rare case in a child aged only of 20 months causing rib destruction. Tuberculosis was confirmed on histological examination. No lesions in lung parenchyma or lymphadenopathy were associated. The patient was successfully managed by anti-tubercular drugs.

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tubercular osteomyelitis, rib destruction, children

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