DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20171914

Tubercular dactylitis in a 65 year old female: a rare case report

Sudhir Shyam Kushwaha, Garima Maurya, Kumar Shantanu, Deepak Kumar

Abstract


Tubercular dactylitis is defined as tubercular infection of the metacarpals, metatarsals and phalanges. It is a rare form of extra pulmonary tuberculosis. Bones of the hand are more commonly affected than the bones of the feet. Tubercular dactylitis is common in children and children below 6 year of age accounts for 85% of cases. The diagnosis is usually by a combination of clinical suspicion coupled with radiological investigation and confirmation by biopsy. We hereby present a case report of tubercular dactylitis in a 65 year old female which was treated by antitubercular therapy.


Keywords


Tubercular dactylitis, Antitubercular therapy, Osteoarticular tuberculosis

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