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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 1998 October-December;157(5-6):169-71

Copyright © 1998 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Delayed diagnosis of tuberculous tenosynovitis of the hand

Levi N., Larsen C. F.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


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A case of tuberculous tenosynovitis of the third right finger in a 51-years-old alcoholic man is reported. Diagnosis was delayed for 19 months despite 4 tenosynovectomies. Chest X-ray was normal. A high index of suspicion is necessary for early diagnosis.

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