Disseminated Tuberculous Myositis in a Child with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Yu Chieh Chen, Jiunn Ming Sheen, Li Tung Huang, Kuan Sheng Wu, Chih Cheng Hsiao*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Tuberculous myositis is extremely rare, even in immunocompromised hosts. We present a case of disseminated tuberculous myositis in a girl with secondary acute myelogenous leukemia following successful chemotherapy for undifferentiated sarcoma of the maxillary sinus. The diagnosis was established by direct visualization of acid-fast bacilli in the biopsied nodule and by typical pathologic findings. Three weeks after initiation of antituberculosis treatment, the patient experienced both clinical and radiologic improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics and Neonatology
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 04 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • leukemia
  • myositis
  • tuberculous

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