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Two cases of sternal osteomyelitis due to Mycobacterium africanum: a casual or causal association

By Jessica Mencarini, Sara Veloci, Maria Tullia Simonetti, Antonio Carocci, Massimo Meli, Enrico Tortoli, Gian Maria Rossolini, Alessandro Bartoloni and Filippo Bartalesi

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The sternal localization of bone and joint tuberculosis (TB) is rare, has an insidious clinical presentation, and usually affects young adults living in endemic areas. Mycobacterium africanum causes a relevant proportion of human TB in West Africa and in migrants from endemic countries. Here, we report two cases of sternal osteomyelitis due to M. africanum in migrants

Topics: Bone, Migrant, Tuberculosis, West Africa, Microbiology, QR1-502
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.ijmyco.2016.05.006
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:6793d9cb31b840fabd83c3675434ff42
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