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A STUDY OF TUBERCULOUS OSTEOMYELITIS IN KARACHI


lSyed Iqbal Alam, 2Khursheed All Khan, 3All Muhammad Ansari and 4Aqeel Ahmad I Department of Microbiology, Federal Urdu University, Gulshan Campus, Karaelli, 2Depal1ment of Phamzaceutical Sciences, Baquai Medical University, Karachi, 3Ex-Head Depal1ment of 011hopedics, Dow Medical College, Karachi, and 4Department of Microbiology, University of Karachi, Karachi

 

ABSTRACT: A study was conducted on 25 suspected cases of tuberculous osteomyelitis. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated from 4 cases and M. bovis, and atypical Mycobacteria from one case each. In 76% cases culture could not be isolated from patients. Other parameters like patient's history, blood picture, radiography were considered diagnostic and patient responded to anti-tuberculous drug. No significant resistance was noted in the isolates against rifimpin and isonicotinic acid hydrazine (INH).

KEY WORDS: Tuberculous osteomyelitis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Rifimpin, Isonicotinic acid hydrazine,
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