Wrist Tenosynovitis due to Mycobacterium bovis Infection: Case Series and Review of the Literature


Guner M. D. , Bektas U., Akmese R., KAMBUROĞLU H. O. , Febopras Mehmet Armangil F. M. A. , Ay S.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY-GLOBAL OPEN, vol.2, no.12, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/gox.0000000000000238
  • Title of Journal : PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY-GLOBAL OPEN

Abstract

Tuberculosis infections are still one of the most important public health problems among developing countries. Musculoskeletal involvement represents 10-15% of all extrapulmonary cases. Tuberculosis tenosynovitis is usually misdiagnosed as nonspecific tenosynovitis. To avoid misdiagnosis and mistreatment, it is important to be alert for mycobacterial infections. This article presents 3 patients with wrist tenosynovitis, which was caused by Mycobacterium bovis infection. The article also includes review of the literature.