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Mycobacterium malmoense infection. An unusual cause of wrist swelling.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9888690     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of non-tuberculous tenosynovitis of the wrist caused by Mycobacterium malmoense. The patient presented with a ganglion-like swelling on the flexor aspect of the wrist. The diagnosis was confirmed by fine needle aspiration biopsy. A satisfactory resolution was obtained by antibiotic therapy alone, indicating that radical synovectomy may not be necessary in all cases of M. malmoense infection.
A A Syed; J O'Flanagan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0266-7681     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Br     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-18     Completed Date:  1999-03-18     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403839     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Br     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  811-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Antibiotics, Antitubercular / therapeutic use
Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
Biopsy, Needle
Drug Therapy, Combination
Ethambutol / therapeutic use
Isoniazid / therapeutic use
Mycobacteria, Atypical / isolation & purification
Mycobacterium Infections, Atypical / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Rifampin / therapeutic use
Tenosynovitis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Wrist* / pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibiotics, Antitubercular; 0/Antitubercular Agents; 13292-46-1/Rifampin; 54-85-3/Isoniazid; 74-55-5/Ethambutol

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