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Case Report - Current Pediatric Research (2021) Volume 25, Issue 10

Spina ventosa-an uncommon presentation of a common infection: A rare case series.

Spina ventosa also called tuberculous dactylitis is an uncommon form of osteo articular tuberculosis which involves the short tubular bones of the hand and foot. Spina means short bones and ventosa means expanded with air. This is generally a rare manifestation of tuberculosis. Herewith we present a case series three children including an adolescent diagnosed with spina ventosa, whom we encountered over a period of two years, highlighting the diagnostic challenges in arriving at a diagnosis in each child.

Author(s): Revathi V*

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