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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 575-577

Isolation and identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from pediatric patient having Pott's disease: Case report of two cases


Department of Microbiology, Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College and Hospital, Narhe Ambegaon, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Archana Bhimrao Wankhade
Department of Microbiology, Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College and Hospital, STES Narhe Campus, Off Pune-Bangalore Westerly Bypass Highway, Narhe Ambegaon, Pune - 411 041, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.133747

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A 4-year-old young male child was investigated for spinal tuberculosis (TB) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated from the sample. In another case, a 2-year-old male patient with Potts spine, M. tuberculosis was isolated from the pus sample. In both cases, Bacillus Calmette-Guιrin (BCG) scar was absent. BCG vaccination may prevent bone TB.


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