IIUM Repository

An interesting case report on calcaneal tuberculosis as a rare presentation of disseminated tuberculosis

Mohamed Shukor, Ahmad Zulkifli and Ahmad Affandi, Khairunisa and Zainulabid, Ummu Afeera (2023) An interesting case report on calcaneal tuberculosis as a rare presentation of disseminated tuberculosis. Bangladesh Journal of Infectious Diseases, 10 (1). pp. 52-55. ISSN 2411-4820 E-ISSN 2411-670X

[img] PDF (Article) - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (822kB) | Request a copy


Despite the high prevalence rate of tuberculosis infection in Malaysia, calcaneal tuberculosis (TB) is rare. In this article, we present a case of a 53-year-old Malay female who initially presented with left calcaneal swelling for 3 months. Surgical drainage was performed and affected calcaneal was biopsied for histological examination which findings reported as consistent with tuberculosis infection. Further history revealed concomitant respiratory symptoms with the diagnosis of disseminated TB is supported by positive Mantoux test, detection of Acid-Fast bacilli in sputum and CT imaging showing lung and vertebral involvement. Anti-tuberculosis medication is the first line of treatment in calcaneal TB and surgery is usually reserved for patient with severe, intractable disease.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Calcaneal tuberculosis, disseminated tuberculosis, acid fast bacilli, Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC111 Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Asst. Dr. Ummu Afeera Zainulabid
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2023 08:37
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023 08:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/107576

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year