Poncet\'s Disease (Tuberculous Rheumatism) in a Nigerian Boy- Case Report
Poncet's disease or tuberculous rheumatism is an immunological reaction to mycobacteria tubercle with resultant reactive polyarthritis. Prompt distinction between Poncet's disease and tuberculous arthritis should be made because of the poor prognostic significance of tuberculous arthritis. In this paper, we report the case of a boy with Poncet's disease with prompt response to anti-tuberculous drugs.
Nigerian Medical Practitioner Vol. 53 (3) 2008: pp. 26-27