Arthrite tuberculeuse : un diagnostic parfois long et semé d’embûches [Diagnosis of tuberculous arthritis : a sometimes long and winding road]

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serval:BIB_EC4C75F759F6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Arthrite tuberculeuse : un diagnostic parfois long et semé d’embûches [Diagnosis of tuberculous arthritis : a sometimes long and winding road]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Antunes A., Abbet P., Stanchina C., Troillet N.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
10/10/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
14
Number
622
Pages
1806-1809
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Extraspinal tuberculous arthritis is a rare entity in developed countries, mostly found in populations of migrants. We describe a case of foot osteoarthritis in a young migrant, with an arduous diagnostic process. The sequence of the diagnostic studies (imaging, articular tap, bone biopsy together with cultures and molecular biology) must follow a logic based on clinical suspicion and on the knowledge of the diagnostic values of different tests. The diagnosis of tuberculous arthritis, a slowly progressing infection with a low bacteriologic burden, is difficult. The reported case emphases the need for perseverance. It shows the value of diagnostic procedures, their limits and the need for their integration to the clinical judgement.
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