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Year : 2017 | Month : March | Volume : 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : RD03 - RD04

Tuberculosis of Acromioclavicular Joint

Archit Agarwal, Amish Bhandari, Rajesh Maheshwari

1. Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India. 2. Junior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India. 3. Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedics, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Archit Agarwal,
89, Ram Vihar, Near ONGC Hospital, Dehradun-248003, Uttrakhand, India.
E-mail: dr.architagarwal@gmail.com

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) arthritis accounts for approximately 1%–3% of all cases of TB and for approximately 10%–11% of extra pulmonary cases. Isolated acromioclavicular joint TB has been reported rarely with varied presentations as case series of one to three cases none of them being large studies. In our case, patient presented with pain in left shoulder since one month. Patient was investigated and was diagnosed to have acromioclavicular joint TB on basis of positive Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) stain and cytology. Patient recovered well with antitubercular therapy. Thus, it is important to send Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) stain in all cases in an endemic country like India.

Keywords

Acid fast bacilli, Isoniazid, Shoulder girdle

How to cite this article :

Archit Agarwal, Amish Bhandari, Rajesh Maheshwari. TUBERCULOSIS OF ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 May 26 ]; 11:RD03-RD04. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=March&volume=11&issue=3&page=RD03-RD04&id=9588

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/23186.9588


Date of Submission: Aug 04, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Oct 28, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 28, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017


Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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