Primary tuberculous abscess of chest wall in a young immunocompetent female

  • Menal Gupta
  • Lipika Singhal
  • Jagdish Chander
Keywords: Chest wall abscess, Extrapulmonary, Tuberculosis

Abstract

Chest wall tuberculosis (TB) is rarely reported in immunocompetent individuals and is usually a part of disseminated disease. A tuberculous abscess may mimic pyogenic abscess and unless strongly suspected, tuberculous etiology may be missed due to paucibacillary nature of extrapulmonary lesions. Molecular diagnostic tests can prove useful by providing a rapid and accurate diagnosis in such cases. We present here a case of chest wall tuberculous abscess without any evidence of immunosuppression or previous history of TB.

Published
2017-11-30
How to Cite
Gupta, M., Singhal, L., & Chander, J. (2017). Primary tuberculous abscess of chest wall in a young immunocompetent female. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 4(1), 53-55. Retrieved from http://atharvapub.net/index.php/IJCR/article/view/756
Section
Case Report