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Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Tubercular dactylitis and multifocal osteoarticular tuberculosis- two rare cases of extrapulmonary tuberculosis
  1. Nazima Haider1,
  2. Mehar Aziz1,
  3. Abdul Qayyum Khan2,
  4. Mohammed Zulfiqar2
  1. 1Pathology Department, JN Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Orthopedics Department, JN Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nazima Haider, nazima_haider{at}


Involvement of small bones of hand and feet leading to tuberculous dactylitis involvement is a rare presentation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Even rarer is the association of tuberculous dactylitis with multifocal skeletal involvement, even in countries like ours, where tuberculosis is endemic. The authors report two cases, one of tuberculous dactylitis in a 55-year-old male and another of multifocal skeletal tuberculosis in a 4-year-old male. Both the patients were effectively treated with antitubercular drugs.

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