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Case (50)
« on: February 03, 2009, 09:32:22 PM »
11 years old afebrile child presented with painful & fluctuating flat mass on the chest wall which is around 7.8 cm.
FNA showed milky fluid with +ve AFB.
No informative past history apart from multiple neck masses which were oozing pus but healed spontaneously.

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1- What is your diagnosis?
2- How do you explain this condition?
3- What is your next step to manage this case?
4- What is the effective treatment?

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Re: Case (50)
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 12:44:03 PM »
Ok let me put in my inexperienced 2cents,lol.ahem...The diagnosis is tuberculous abscess also knwn as cold abscess.the child is afebrile because fever is not a sign of TB.n thus da name cold abscess becoz it doesnt hv a temperature elevation as other abscess do.this abscesses form as a result of weakened immunity due to malnutrition etc n usually is common in children n old ppl.(management)briefly,1st thing is to drain the abscess,then put the child on antituberculous therapy together vitamin B.also advice proper nutrition n hygiene.i think definite treatment would be proper intake of medicine n drainage./sorry i cudnt separate the text coz am writin frm mobile.there is my rough answer bt nonetheless an answer

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Re: Case (50)
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 03:24:01 PM »
Thanks Dr.Keyf for your answer......

It's chest wall TB.

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