Tuberculous Arthritis


Authors: H. Dejmková;  M. Dražďáková;  C. Povýšil;  A. Sosna
Authors‘ workplace: Revmatologický ústav, Praha 1. dermatovenerologická klinika VFN, Praha Ústav patologie, Praha I. ortopedická klinika 1. LF UK Motol, Praha
Published in: Čes. Revmatol., , 2001, No. 2, p. 88-92.
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Overview

The authors describe the case of a patient with undiagnosed tuberculous arthritis of the left kneejoint. Because of the poor effect of treatment with nonsteroidal antirheumatic drugs and intraarticular corticosteroids a total endoprosthesis was implanted, while no detailed investigation of thearthritis process was performed. As a result of the progressing specific infection a failure of theimplant resulted and the endoprosthesis had to be removed. The case-report contains brief data onthe epidemiology, clinical picture and diagnostic methods used for assessment of osteoarticulartuberculosis.

Key words:
osteoarticular tuberculosis, epidemiology, clinical picture, diagnostic methods

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Dermatology & STDs Paediatric rheumatology Rheumatology
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