Tubercular osteomyelitis– rare presentation of MDR–TB in a child –a case report
No. 12 Mount Veiw Enclave, Bettahalasur cross
Bangalore North â€“ 562157 Karnataka
Abstract: Tuberculosis is a major public health problem in the world. As such, the scenario is quite alarming and it has further been complicated by the spread of the Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as by the increased drug resistance. We report here about a child who was previously treated for pulmonary tuberculosis and later on developed skeletal tuberculosis, who did not respond to the first line anti tubercular drugs. Later on, genotyping was done and the diagnosis was found to be Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB). She was started on the 2nd line of anti tubercular drugs since 6 months and is doing well.