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
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.
Antitubercular agents; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Myositis
J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2007;40:79-82.