Vol. 1, Issue 4 (2015)
Osteoarticular tuberculosis of the wrist: A rare case report
Author(s): Dr. Varun Gupta, Dr. Shraddha Singhania, Dr. Sohael Khan, Dr. MJ Khan, Dr. Karan Kishor Mane, Dr. Mahendra Gudhe, Dr. Sunil Nikose, Dr. Pradeep Singh
Abstract: Osteoarticular tuberculosis is an infrequent form of the disease and monoarthritis of the wrist accounts for 1% of all cases of skeletal involvement. We describe a 19-year-old patient presented with progressive right wrist pain and swelling, worsened for the last 1 month. Pain and swelling associated with fever. The past medical history was nonspecific and chest x-ray was normal. Laboratory findings were normal except moderate elevation of ESR and CRP levels. He had a strong PPD reaction with 17 mm induration. The radiographs of the wrist illustrated typical features for TB. He was started on anti-TB chemotherapy (Cat-1) and improved significantly. The differential diagnosis of this rare condition was discussed with the review of the literature.
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