A childhood case of spinal tuberculosis misdiagnosed as muscular dystrophy

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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 Jan 1

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Spinal Tuberculosis
Muscular Dystrophies
Diagnostic Errors
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Lung Diseases
Tuberculosis
Spine
Joints
Bone and Bones
Lung

Keywords

  • Children
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neurologic manifestations
  • Spinal tuberculosis

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  • Pediatrics

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A childhood case of spinal tuberculosis misdiagnosed as muscular dystrophy. / Song, Doo Il; Sohn, Su Ye; Kim, Yun Kyung; Eun, So-Hee; Rhie, Young-Jun; Jang, Giyoung; Woo, Chan Wook; Choi, Byung Min; Lee, Jung Hwa; Je, Bo-Kyung.

In: Korean Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 53, No. 5, 01.01.2010, p. 657-660.

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