European Journal of Rheumatology
Case-Based Review

An unusual case of tenosynovitis in Hansen’s disease


Department of Dermatology, Base Hospital Delhi Cantt & Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Eur J Rheumatol 2022; 9: 212-214
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2022.21125
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Tenosynovitis is an infrequent presentation of Hansen’s disease. It may occur during the natural course of disease or treatment as part of type 1 reaction or rarely may be the presenting complaint. We report a case of tenosynovitis of bilateral wrist joints who after being ineffectively treated by an orthopedician as well as rheumatologist for several months and was finally diagnosed as a case of Hansen’s disease (borderline lepromatous) in type 1 reaction with excellent response to multidrug therapy and tapering doses of systemic steroids.

Cite this article as: Das P, Arora S, Singh GK, et al. An unusual case of tenosynovitis in Hansen’s disease. Eur J Rheumatol. 2022;9(4):212-214.

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