ISSN 2147-9720 | E-ISSN 2148-4279
Case Report
Tuberculous arthritis of the elbow joint: A case report
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Kocaeli University School of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey  
2 Clinic of Infection Diseases, Sakarya Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey  
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Sakarya Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey  
4 Department of Clinic Microbiology, Sakarya Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey  
Eur J Rheumatol 2016; 3: 142-143
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2015.0062
Key Words: Tuberculosis, septic arthritis, elbow joint
Abstract

Tuberculous arthritis of the elbow joint is rare. A 57-year-old male patient presented with swelling, pain, and redness of the elbow. The symptoms first appeared one month ago; he was given antibiotic treatment after the diagnosis of septic arthritis at another center. The patient who did not improve with treatment was diagnosed with tuberculous arthritis according to the culture and was started on antituberculosis treatment. Tuberculous arthritis usually presents with chronic arthritis. However, it can also present in patients with septic arthritis.

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