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Caspian J Intern Med 2010, 1(2): 75-77 Back to browse issues page
Isolated Tuberculosis of the Talus Bone
KayKhosro Mardanpour *, Mahtab Rahbar
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Case: Isolated talus osteomyelitis caused by Koch's bacillus (BK) is extremely rare. In this paper we report an isolated talus bone tuberculosis in a 52 year-old man who presented a 2-month history of swelling, pain and functional disability of his right ankle. Surgical bone curetting and histological examination showed granuloma with central caseating necrosis. Acid fast stain and PCR examination of the sample showed Koch's bacillus which confirms TB of the talus.
Keywords: Talus, Foot, Tuberculosis, Osteomyelitis
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Infectious Diseases
Received: 2014/01/14 | Accepted: 2014/01/14 | Published: 2014/01/14
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Mardanpour K, Rahbar M. Isolated Tuberculosis of the Talus Bone. Caspian J Intern Med. 2010; 1 (2) :75-77
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