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Case 117: Ankle Abscess

This was an unusal abscess. It had been slowly increasing in size and symptoms over a number of months.

1. What possible underlying causes are there for the 'unusual abscess'?

Underlying Foreign body
Underlying osteomyelitis
Underlying Malignancy
Unusaul organism - TB, Fungii, syphillus
Unusual immunonology - Diabetes, HIV, steroid use

This case aws that of soft tissue tuberculosis

Handbook of Dermatology & Venereology