A Rare Presentation - Case Report on Tubercular Cold Abscess

Abstract

Tuberculosis is a chronic granulomatous infection that is quite common and a threat to many developing countries. However, extrapulmonary cases involving tubercular skin and soft tissue abscess formation are rare, accounting for 1 or 2% of cases of Mycobacterium TB infections with skin and soft tissue involvement. The typical extrapulmonary tuberculosis symptoms and indications are nonspecific, making diagnosis difficult and time-consuming. We present a case of right arm tubercular cold abscess in a child related to mycobacterium tuberculosis, which was diagnosed by Ziehl- Neelson stain FNAC (Fine needle Aspiration cytology) and Mantoux test (18mm) induration. Due to its rare manifestation, it often gets misdiagnosed or overlooked. A proper diagnosis will ensure a proper treatment plan. Our case further depicts the collaborative effort of healthcare professionals. The patient came back complaining about the increased swelling in his right arm.


Keywords:  Tubercular Cold Abscess, Ziehl- Neelson, Fine needle Aspiration cytology, Mantoux test, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Keywords: Tubercular Cold Abscess, Ziehl- Neelson, Fine needle Aspiration cytology, Mantoux test, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

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Author Biographies

Sagnika Bhattacharjee, Student Doctor of pharmacy ,School of Pharmaceutical sciences, Jaipur National University

Student Doctor of pharmacy , School of Pharmaceutical sciences, Jaipur National University

Supta Chakraborty, Student ,Doctor of pharmacy ,School of Pharmaceutical sciences,Jaipur National University

Jaipur National University, School of Pharmaceutical Science, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Smrithimol Baby, Student Doctor of pharmacy ,School of Pharmaceutical sciences, Jaipur National University

Jaipur National University, School of Pharmaceutical Science, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Vartika Jain, Assistant Professor, School of pharmaceutical sciences, Jaipur national university

Jaipur National University, School of Pharmaceutical Science, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Huda Khan, Student ,Doctor of pharmacy ,School of Pharmaceutical sciences,Jaipur National University

Jaipur National University, School of Pharmaceutical Science, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Bhattacharjee S, Chakraborty S, Baby S, Jain V, Khan H. A Rare Presentation - Case Report on Tubercular Cold Abscess. JDDT [Internet]. 15Apr.2024 [cited 12Jul.2024];14(4):7-. Available from: https://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/6507