ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Case Report
Tuberculous Arthritis in the Elbow Joint in an Adolescent
1 Department of Radiology, Selçuk University School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey  
2 Departments of Pathology, İnönü University School of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey  
3 Division of Pediatric Radiology, İnönü University School of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey  
Eur J Ther 2018; 24: 185-188
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2017.266
Key Words: Adolescent, tuberculosis, elbow joint
Abstract

Musculoskeletal system tuberculosis (TB) accounts for approximately 10% of all TB cases, excluding those involving pulmonary TB. Elbow TB is extremely rare and is seen in 2%–5% of musculoskeletal system cases. The diagnosis of TB arthritis is very difficult because its onset is insidious and progress is slow and there are nonspecific local and systemic symptoms. A delay in treatment can result in irreversible osteoarticular destruction. This paper presents the clinical and radiological findings of a 12-year-old adolescent patient with elbow TB arthritis.

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