Tuberculous arthritis of the elbow joint: A case report


YAZICI A. , KAYAN G., YAYLACI S., Demir M. V. , KARAKEÇE E., TAMER A., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.3, no.3, pp.142-143, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2015.0062
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.142-143

Abstract

Tuberculous arthritis of the elbow joint is rare. A 57-year-old male patient presented with swelling, pain, and redness of the elbow. The symptoms first appeared one month ago; he was given antibiotic treatment after the diagnosis of septic arthritis at another center. The patient who did not improve with treatment was diagnosed with tuberculous arthritis according to the culture and was started on antituberculosis treatment. Tuberculous arthritis usually presents with chronic arthritis. However, it can also present in patients with septic arthritis.