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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)20150258-
Numero di pagine3
RivistaBJR CASE REPORTS
Volume2
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

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Delayed Diagnosis
Knee
Tuberculosis
Pain
Hospital Emergency Service
Tibia
Differential Diagnosis
Bone and Bones
Liver
Wounds and Injuries

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