Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 228--230

Xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis


Monika Rathi1, Jyotsana Khattri3, Satish Kumar Budania2, Jaskirat Singh4, Seema Awasthi4, Sushmit Verma3 
1 Department of Pathology, Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut; Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Orthopaedics, Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Monika Rathi
Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center, 228/16, Saket Colony, North Civil Lines, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad - 251 001, Uttar Pradesh
India

Xanthogranulomatous inflammation in bone is a very rare entity. We came across this rare case of xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis. We present a rare case of 50-year-old male who presented to the hospital with the chief complaint of pain and swelling in left ankle for 5 months and fever for 2 days. Total leukocyte count and differential leucocyte count was normal. Renal function tests and liver function tests were normal. Montoux test was negative. Chest X-ray was normal. Pus culture was negative for acid-fast bacilli but showed heavy growth of Pseudomonas. X-ray imaging revealed soft tissue mass, periosteal reaction and cortical disruption in the lower end of left tibia. Sensitivity to Amikacin and Imipenem was found on pus culture. So patient was started with these antibiotics. However, pain was not relieved. So arthrodesis was done, and curetted material was sent to histopathology lab where it was diagnosed xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis. The patient was followed-up for 1 month. He did not have any complaints. All the previously existing complaints subsided. Xanthogranulomatous inflammation can be seen in bones also, though rarely reported.


How to cite this article:
Rathi M, Khattri J, Budania SK, Singh J, Awasthi S, Verma S. Xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis .Arch Med Health Sci 2014;2:228-230


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Rathi M, Khattri J, Budania SK, Singh J, Awasthi S, Verma S. Xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis . Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2023 Feb 7 ];2:228-230
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