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Sternal Tuberculosis: An Uncommon Presentation

Keywords: Tubercular osteomyelitis , Sternum

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Primary tubercular osteomyelitis of sternum presenting as an acute swelling over chest is an extremely rare presentation in pediatric population. We herein report such a case which was diagnosed by CT scan showing lytic lesion and aspiration revealed positive culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Child improved with antitubercular treatment.

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