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 (ESCI) identifier identifier


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.