Diagnostic dilemma of tuberculosis in the foot and ankle.

  title={Diagnostic dilemma of tuberculosis in the foot and ankle.},
  author={Woo Jin Choi and Seung Hwan Han and Jong Hwan Joo and Bom Soo Kim and Jin Woo Lee},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  volume={29 7},
BACKGROUND Isolated involvement of bone in tuberculous infection is uncommon, and the variable clinical and radiological features may mimic pyogenic osteomyelitis, bone tumor or other inflammatory and neoplastic processes of the synovium. We have reported our experiences with the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection in the ankle and foot with the hope of providing sufficient information about these cases to lead to early diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We treated 15 patients with tuberculosis… CONTINUE READING