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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