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Tuberculosis of the Cuboid: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  24942371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health problem. According to a recent World Health Organization report, it ranks as the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide. According to the "UK Health Protection Agency Tuberculosis in the UK: 2012 Report," 8963 cases were reported in the United Kingdom in 2011. London had the greatest proportion of cases in the United Kingdom and the greatest rate of disease. TB affecting the foot is rare, affecting about 10% of all skeletal TB cases. However, owing to the current patterns of global immigration, with significant volumes of people migrating out of endemic countries, it has become a disease that physicians and surgeons in developed countries should be more aware of in today's practice. To the best of our knowledge, we present the first adult case of TB of the cuboid in the United Kingdom and the first adult case documented outside of India. We present the case details and the results of a thorough review of the literature. TB of the foot and ankle poses a diagnostic challenge because of the propensity of TB to mimic other pathologic entities radiologically. Tissue diagnosis and antitubercular medication is the mainstay of diagnosis and treatment, respectively.
Luckshmana Jeyaseelan; Daniel Williams; Saket Tibrewal; Syed Asif Ali; Mahmood Hassan; Krishna Vemulapalli
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1542-2224     ISO Abbreviation:  J Foot Ankle Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-6-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9308427     Medline TA:  J Foot Ankle Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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