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Volume 40, Number 1, February 2007

Tuberculous myositis: an unusual presentation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis


Wei-Yao Wang, Frank Cheau-Feng Lin, Tang-Yi Tsao, Jang-Jih Lu
Division of Infectious Disease, Taichung Tzu-Chi General Hospital, Taichung; Department of Nursing, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung; Division of Clinical Pathology, Department of Pathology, Tri-Service General Hospital and National Defense Medical Center, Taipei; and Divisions of Chest Surgery and 5Pathology, Tung’s Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

Received: June 19, 2006    Revised: September 1, 2006    Accepted: September 22, 2006   

 

Corresponding author:

Wei-Yao Wang, No. 161, Section 6, Min-Chuan East Road, Taipei 114, Taiwan. E-mail: wywang1966@ndmctsgh.edu.tw This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 



 

Methods:

The prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in Taiwan has increased in recent decades. Extrapulmonary infection accounts for 40% of all tuberculosis cases. Here we report a seven-year-old girl with culture-proven tuberculous myositis manifested as progressive enlargement of chest wall mass. No congenital or acquired immune deficiency could be traced at presentation. After surgical excision and completion of 6-month anti-tuberculous therapy, no recurrence of mass or any sequela was found during 6 months of follow-up.



 

Key words:

Antitubercular agents; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Myositis


 



 

J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2007;40:79-82.