Tuberculous arthritis of the elbow joint: A case report


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

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.3, ss.142-143, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 3 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2015.0062
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.142-143

Özet

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.