n South African Journal of Child Health - Tubercular cold abscess at an unusual site mimicking a pyogenic abscess : case report

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7671



Tuberculosis affects much of the world's population, and 1 - 5% of all cases are musculoskeletal. Tuberculosis of the soft tissues secondary to underlying bone involvement is not uncommon, but selective tissue involvement without bony abnormality is rare. We present a case in which two tubercular abscesses presented at an unusual site with no underlying bony involvement, simulating a pyogenic abscess.

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