Tuberculosis arthritis of the metatarsal phalangeal: A rare location

  • Mohamed Ali Berrady
  • Ismael Hmouri
  • Amine Benabdesslam
  • Mohamed Salah Berrada
  • Moradh El Yaacoubi
Keywords: Tuberculosis, osteoarthritis, metatarsophalangeal joint, anti tuberculous chemotherapy, sequelae

Abstract

Tuberculosis TB is common in countries constituting endemic areas like Morocco, spinal sites represents half of osteo-articular locations, while peripheral locations in the limbs are rare. The authors relate in this  observation the case of a particular location of tuberculosis arthritis. It is osteoarthritis of the   metatarsophalangeal joint of the 2nd ray of the foot. Clinical signs were characterized by a moderately painful swelling of the dorsum of the foot with slow evolution. The definitive diagnosis was histologically obtained. Clinical cure was achieved after 09 months of medical treatment.

 

Key words: Tuberculosis, osteoarthritis, metatarsophalangeal joint, anti tuberculous chemotherapy, sequelae

Published
2016-02-29
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688