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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 98-100

Pubic symphysis tuberculosis: A diagnostic dilemma

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Department of Infectious Diseases, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Balram Rathish
Department of Infectious Diseases, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijmy.ijmy_16_21

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Symphysis pubis tuberculosis (TB) is extremely rare in the reported literature. The diagnosis of pelvic TB is confounded by close differentials such as osteomyelitis as well as the low yield of TB bacilli in microbiological sampling in the initial stages of the disease. Pelvic TB should be suspected early on in areas with high TB burden, and prompt treatment with antitubercular treatment may help prevent disability associated with the disease. Here, we present a 49-year-old diabetic man with pubic symphysis TB which was diagnosed on the basis of clinical and radiological aspects, with near-total resolution following 9 months of anti-tubercular treatment.

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