Tuberculosis of radius diaphysis: a case report
Diaphyseal tuberculosis (TB) is a rare case of the skeletal TB. The following report documents the case of a 52-year-old woman with a swelling over the right forearm followed by pulmonary TB under treatment for 3 months.

The radiographs of the forearm revealed a lytic image located at the radius mid-diaphysis. The histopathology confirmed the diagnosis. The patient received surgical drainage with trepanation of the bone.

The antibacillary chemotherapy was administered for 6 months. It is, therefore, indispensable to bear in mind the possibility of such atypical presentations of TB when making a rapid and pertinent diagnosis and prescribing the appropriate treatment.

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