South African Journal of Child Health
On-line version ISSN 1999-7671
Print version ISSN 1994-3032
ABQARI, S et al. Tubercular cold abscess at an unusual site mimicking a pyogenic abscess. S. Afr. j. child health [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.2, pp.77-78. ISSN 1999-7671.
Tuberculosis affects much of the world's population, and 1 - 5% of all cases are musculoskeletal. Tuberculosis of the soft tissues secondary to underlying bone involvement is not uncommon, but selective tissue involvement without bony abnormality is rare. We present a case in which two tubercular abscesses presented at an unusual site with no underlying bony involvement, simulating a pyogenic abscess.