European Journal of Therapeutics
Case Report

Tuberculous Arthritis in the Elbow Joint in an Adolescent

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Department of Radiology, Selçuk University School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey

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Departments of Pathology, İnönü University School of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey

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Division of Pediatric Radiology, İnönü University School of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey

Eur J Ther 2018; 24: 185-188
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2017.266
Read: 2261 Downloads: 250 Published: 03 September 2019

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.

 

How to citeÖztürk M, Akatlı A, Sığırcı A, Akpolat N. Tuberculous Arthritis in the Elbow Joint in an Adolescent. Eur J Ther 2018; 24: 185-8.

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