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Multifocal osteoarticular tuberculosis: a case report.

Authors
  • Keleş, Işik
  • Aydin, Gülümser
  • Kendi, Tuba Karagülle
  • Orkun, Sevim
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rheumatology international
Publication Date
May 01, 2005
Volume
25
Issue
4
Pages
307–310
Identifiers
PMID: 15378263
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

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.

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