A Rare Case of Sternoclavicular Joint Tubercular Cold Abscess

  • Sudin Koshy Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation Kerala, India
  • Chandralekha Nair Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Kerala, India
Keywords: Cold-Abscess, Sinus, Tuberculosis, Bone Tuberculosis, Abscess

Abstract

Tuberculosis is considered as ubiquitous disease as it involves any part of the body, but sternoclavicular joint tuberculosis is a rare presentation. We report a case of tuberculosis of the sternoclavicular joint tuberculosis in a twenty eight-year-old female nursing staff having swelling of the medial end of right clavicle. Pus culture was positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis after four months of initial presentation. Management of this entity is mainly in the form of anti-tubercular therapy, DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short course) regime.

Author Biographies

Sudin Koshy, Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation Kerala, India

Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonology

Chandralekha Nair, Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Kerala, India

Medical Officer RNTCP

Published
2019-03-25
How to Cite
Koshy, S., & Nair, C. (2019). A Rare Case of Sternoclavicular Joint Tubercular Cold Abscess. Kerala Medical Journal, 12(1), 22-23. Retrieved from https://www.keralamedicaljournal.com/index.php/KMJ/article/view/552