A childhood case of spinal tuberculosis misdiagnosed as muscular dystrophy

Doo Il Song, Su Ye Sohn, Yun Kyung Kim, So Hee Eun, Young Jun Rhie, Gi Young Jang, Chan Wook Woo, Byung Min Choi, Jung Hwa Lee, Bo Kyung Je

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Abstract

Tuberculosis is primarily a pulmonary disease, but extra-pulmonary manifestations are not uncommon, especially in children and adolescents. Ten percent of extra pulmonary tuberculosis localizes to the bones and joints, and 56% of such cases affect the spine. We treated a childhood case of spinal tuberculosis misdiagnosed as muscular dystrophy in a patient without specific constitutional symptoms. We report this case because the patient had an unusual presentation of spinal tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-660
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Children
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neurologic manifestations
  • Spinal tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pediatrics

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