Multifocal osteoarticular tuberculosis: A case report

Işik Keleş, Gülümser Aydin, Tuba Karagülle Kendi, Sevim Orkun

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Abstract

Osteoarticular tuberculosis is a quite uncommon form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Difficulties in diagnosis often lead to delayed treatment, sometimes with devastating consequences for patients. We report herein a case of multifocal osteoarticular tuberculosis of insidious onset with no history of prior health problems or constitutional signs and symptoms. Despite widespread osteoarticular involvement, the outcome of the patient was favorable after the management. Osteoarticular tuberculosis must be considered in patients with insidious musculoskeletal symptomatology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalRheumatology International
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2005

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Osteoarticular tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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