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Primary multifocal tuberculous osteomyelitis with involvement of the ribs

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Two cases of primary multifocal tuberculous osteomyelitis with involvement of the rib cage are presented. The lungs were normal and the appearance of the skeletal lesions did not suggest tuberculosis. These lesions were predominantly lytic, with minimal soft tissue involvement. Tuberculosis should be high in the differential diagnosis of multiple destructive bone lesions, especially in patients from regions where tuberculosis is endemic.

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Chang, D., Rafii, M., McGuinness, G. et al. Primary multifocal tuberculous osteomyelitis with involvement of the ribs. Skeletal Radiol 27, 641–645 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/s002560050451

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