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Elbow tuberculosis: an unusual location and diagnostic problem.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14760492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tuberculous arthritis of the elbow joint is not commonly seen by orthopaedic physicians. In the past 20 years, with the pandemic of the human immunodeficiency virus and the increase in immunocompromised people, we have observed a resurgence of tuberculosis. Osteoarticular involvement has increased, too. Spinal and monoarthritis of weight-bearing joints such as the hip or knee are most frequently involved. The elbow joint is an uncommon location of osteoarticular tuberculosis. The aim of this case report is to describe a case of tuberculous arthritis of the elbow and the diagnostic problems that may arise and lead to a delay in treatment.
Anna Domingo; Meritxell Nomdedeu; Xavier Tomás; Sebastián García
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2004-02-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  125     ISSN:  0936-8051     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-21     Completed Date:  2005-07-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Hospital Clínic i Universitari Barcelona, C/Villarroel 170, 08029, Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Antibiotics, Antitubercular / therapeutic use
Elbow Joint / microbiology*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Synovial Membrane / surgery
Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular / diagnosis*,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibiotics, Antitubercular

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