Two cases of sternal osteomyelitis due to Mycobacterium africanum: a casual or causal association

Jessica Mencarini, Sara Veloci, Maria Tullia Simonetti, Antonio Carocci, Massimo Meli, Enrico Tortoli, Gian Maria Rossolini, Alessandro Bartoloni, Filippo Bartalesi

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Abstract

The sternal localization of bone and joint tuberculosis (TB) is rare, has an insidious clinical presentation, and usually affects young adults living in endemic areas. Mycobacterium africanum causes a relevant proportion of human TB in West Africa and in migrants from endemic countries. Here, we report two cases of sternal osteomyelitis due to M. africanum in migrants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-356
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Mycobacteriology
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2016

Keywords

  • Bone
  • Migrant
  • Tuberculosis
  • West Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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