Delayed diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in a 32-year-old man with knee pain

Claudia Colomba, Francesco Agnello, Massimo Galia, Federico Midiri, Giuliana Guadagnino, Viola Maria Ricceri

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Abstract

A 32-year-old Bangladeshi male was admitted at our emergency department for trauma of the left knee. The radiographs showed absence of fracture, and presence of an indeterminate oval lucency in the proximal tibia. Further examinations were suggested, but the patient refused. 6 months later, the patient re-presented at our emergency department. A CT scan showed progression of musculoskeletal involvement and spread to the liver. This case underlines the importance of considering tuberculosis in the differential diagnosis of indeterminate bone lesions in immigrant patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20150258-
Number of pages3
JournalBJR CASE REPORTS
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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