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

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

Risultato della ricerca: Book/Film/Article review


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
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016


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