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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 865-866

Wrist swelling – Is it tuberculosis?


Department of Pediatrics, Paediatric TB Clinic, B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Miti Aatish Shah
BLDG 102, Flat B/202, Suryakiran CHS, Tilak Nagar, Chembur, Mumbai - 400 089, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_200_17

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The hand and wrist are rare sites for tuberculosis (TB) and account for < 1% of all skeletal TB. Though rare, TB of the wrist is a cause of major morbidity. A common feature in the available reports on wrist TB is a delay in diagnosis causing residual stiffness and pain after treatment. Although TB of the wrist has a varied presentation, the majority of lesions respond to conservative treatment. We report a 12-year–old girl who presented with wrist swelling, having intercarpal, carpometacarpal, and radiocarpal joint involvement which turned out to be tuberculous and it healed with residual deformity.


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