Knee Tuberculosis: a challenge in diagnosis and treatment

Muhammad Wafiuddin Ahmad and Ahmad Faizal Roslan and Ahmad Hafiz Zulkifly (2021) Knee Tuberculosis: a challenge in diagnosis and treatment. Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences, 15. pp. 37-43. ISSN 1985-1758 (P-ISSN) , 2710-7353 (E-ISSN)

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease dated back from ancient Greece time. Once rare in developed countries, now it has re-emerged due to immigration and secondary immunodeficiency. A 27-year-old lady had left knee pain for the past 4 years, went for knee diagnostic arthroscopy procedure, and diagnosed as pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) of the left knee. Despite regular analgesics and physiotherapy, patient symptoms worsen. Two years after the initial treatment, the patient went for a further workout and diagnosed as knee tuberculosis, commenced on anti-TB treatment, the patient still left complicated with a stiff knee and fixed flexion deformity. Identification of knee tuberculosis during the initial phase is crucial as late diagnosis and treatment will leave the patient with debilitating complications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knee tuberculosis , Tuberculosis , TB , Fixed flexion deformity , Total knee replacement
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC31-1245 Internal medicine > RC306-320.5 Tuberculosis
R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD1-811 Surgery > RD520-599.5 Surgery by region, system, or organ
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: SAFRUDIN BIN DARUN -
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2021 15:45
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 15:45

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