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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 1, May 2014 pp 39-41

Case Report

A Rare Presentation of Sternal Tuberculosis with Pulmonary Tuberculosis in an Immunocompetent Adult


V. R. Lokhande

Terna Sahyadri Hospital, Opposite Nerul Railway Station, Sec – 22, Nerul West, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra- 400706, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



The case of a 30 years old male presenting with pain and swelling over the manubrium sternii with no constitutional symptoms is presented here. The patient was immunocompetent and found to have tuberculous affection of sternum with lung involvement as well based on imaging and histopathology. He was treated with anti tuberculous therapy for 9 months and responded well with complete resolution of the lesions. A one year follow up has revealed no recurrence so far. This case highlights the importance of rare presentations of TB in immunocompetent individuals.