Tuberculosis of Pubic Symphysis – A Case Report

Authors

  • Tariq Sarfraz Department of Pathology, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Fizzah Alkarim Department of Medicine, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Soman Nadim Iqbal Department of Medicine, Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Menal Aslam Department of Medicine, Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Saba Aneeqa Department of Pathology, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v73i6.10802

Keywords:

Contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CEMRI), Tuberculosis, Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pubic Symphysis

Abstract

Tuberculosis is one of the major health issues in developing countries, including Pakistan, causing significant morbidity and
mortality. As far as extra-pulmonary sites of tuberculosis are concerned, pubic symphysis is a relatively uncommon site. We
are reporting a unique case of tuberculosis at this rare site. A 42-year-old female reported complaints of groin pain, fever and numbness in their legs for one day. After all the investigations, the patient was put on a quadruple Anti-Tuberculosis Therapy(ATT) according to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. The patient completed the ATTcourse for seven months and was symptom-free. She was advised to follow up on a CT scan after three months to look for a recurrence of the infection.

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28-12-2023

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Sarfraz T, Alkarim F, Iqbal SN, Aslam M, Aneeqa S. Tuberculosis of Pubic Symphysis – A Case Report. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 28 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];73(6):1879-80. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/10802