Tuberculous Arthritis in the Elbow Joint in an Adolescent


Ozturk M., Akatli A., Sigirci A. , AKPOLAT N.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS, cilt.24, ss.185-188, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/eurjther.2017.266
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.185-188

Özet

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.