SACROILIAC TUBERCULOSIS: A DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGE
Gupta M. K.*, Pandey S., Sarkar K., Butta S., Dr. Bivash Pathak and Debananda Gonjhu
Skeletal tuberculosis (TB) account for 10% of Extra Pulmonary TB. Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) tuberculosis (SITB) forms 2-5% of articular TB. Vague symptoms and neglected examination of SIJ delays its diagnosis. Complete diagnosis is by physical examination, radiology and microbiological techniques including molecular diagnostics. Treatment with anti tubercular treatment (ATT) is generally successful alone without need of surgical intervention. We report a case of a lady with long standing sacroiliac TB successfully treated with ATT.
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