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Bilateral sternoclavicular joint tuberculosis

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A unique case of bilateral sternoclavicular tuberculosis is presented, with discussion of the possible mechanism of infection. Early diagnosis is mandatory for good results, and with a world-wide resurgence of this disease, a high index of suspicion is mandatory (especially in immunocompromised patients and migrant populations). Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are helpful for defining the exact extent of the disease.

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Received: 18 June 1998

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Dhillon, M., Gupta, R., Rao, K. et al. Bilateral sternoclavicular joint tuberculosis. Arch Orth Traum Surg 120, 363–365 (2000).

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