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A rare form of tuberculosis: isolated psoas abscess

Author(s): Mustafa | Resul | Erhan | Ülkü | Yasemin | Doğan

Journal: Turk Pediatri Arşivi
ISSN 1306-0015

Volume: 46;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 340;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Child | psoas abscess | tuberculosis

Tuberculosis as an important health problem of our age causing death of 2 million people each year. The incidence of tuberculosis in the pediatric age group is 1.3 millions/year and it's estimated that 450 000 cases result in death. WHO reports that %15-25 of cases are extrapulmonary tuberculosis patients. Here we present a rare case of abdominal tuberculosis who had no immunsupression with isolated bilateral psoas abscess and inguinal lymph node involvement. (Turk Arch Ped 2011; 46: 340-2)

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