Tuberculous Arthritis of the Ankle

Rando, Maria Margherita and De Matteis, Giuseppe and Gessi, Marco and Bartoli, Matteo and Galli, Marco and Gambassi, Giovanni (2018) Tuberculous Arthritis of the Ankle. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5 (7). ISSN 2284-2594

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC). Pulmonary TB is the most common form of presentation, but extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality. Rarely, patients with EPTB develop a form of ankle or foot arthritis. The diagnosis of TB arthritis is often overlooked because of the insidious onset and the non-specific clinical symptoms. Prognosis is generally poor; early diagnosis and delivery of the most appropriate treatment is critical to avoid functional disability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuberculosis, extrapulmonary tuberculosis, osteoarticular tuberculosis, tuberculous arthritis, ankle arthritis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 11:09
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018 11:09

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