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Tuberculosis of fifth metatarsal bone- a rare case report

Apoorva HC; Amit Kumar C Jain; Suresh Kumar.

Abscess and ulcers of foot are common in adult, especially if they are diabetic and are commonly caused due to pyogenic infection. However, occasionally atypical organism gives us surgical surprises. Rarely,do we encounter tuberculosis of foot.We report rare case of tuberculosis of fifth metatarsal in a middle aged non diabetic female patient.

Key words: Foot;abscess;tuberculosis;metatarsal;India

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