Elbow pain proven to be tuberculous arthritis -A case report

Sun Soph Jung, Mi Kyoung Lee, Sang Ho Lim, Yong Man Kwon, Sang Sik Choi

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Abstract

Elbow tuberculosis is a rare disease which accounts for 1-3% of all cases of osteoarticular tuberculosis. The diagnosis of tuberculous arthritis is very difficult in most clinical situations because of the insidious onset, indolent process, and mild and non-specific local or systemic symptoms. Thus, the confirmatory diagnosis and effective treatment for tuberculous arthritis are delayed until the disease progresses to an advanced stage in many clinical settings. Herein we report a case of septic arthritis of the elbow due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis as a result of misdiagnosis and delayed treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb 1

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Keywords

  • Elbow tuberculosis
  • Tuberculous arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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