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Sternoclavicular Joint Tuberculosis With Cold Abscess

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Maliheh Metanat 1 , Roya Alavi Naini 1 , *

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1 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, IR Iran

How to Cite: Metanat M, Alavi Naini R. Sternoclavicular Joint Tuberculosis With Cold Abscess, Arch Clin Infect Dis. 2012 ; 7(1):e93424.

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Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: 7 (1); e93424
Published Online: January 30, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
Received: May 12, 2019
Accepted: January 30, 2012

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Abstract

All organ systems may be affected by tuberculosis (TB) but tuberculosis arthritis is responsible for approximately 1% of TB patients. Weight bearing joints such as hips and knees are most commonly affected; whereas involvement of sternoclavicular joint with tuberculosis is a very rare disease. In this case report we present a 63-year old woman with tuberculosis of the sternoclavicular joint. Her chief complaint was left shoulder pain and swelling over the left sternoclavicular region. It was diagnosed clinically and confirmed by histological results of the needle biopsy of tissue specimens. The diagnosis of tuberculous arthritis should be considered in any patient with unexplained shoulder pain and swelling in sternoclavicular joint in an endemic region for tuberculosis.

Keywords

Tuberculosis

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