Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case ReportVolume 3 Issue 3

An Unusual Case of Extra Articular Tuberculosis Around the Knee

Laasya Vasisht Dwarakanath1,2* and Basavaraj CM1

1BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital, Bangalore, India
2Royal Orthopaedic Hospital , Bristol Road, Northfield, Birmingham, UK

*Corresponding Author: Laasya Vasisht Dwarakanath, Department of Spinal Surgery, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Bristol, Northfield, United Kingdom.

Received: February 17, 2022; Published: February 25, 2022

Abstract

Extra articular tuberculous bursitis is an extremely rare entity. Chemotherapy is the cornerstone of treatment with surgery only being indicated in recalcitrant cases. We present a case of a 45 year old male that presented to our clinic with medial knee swelling of 8months duration, on and off fever and night sweats. After examination, mildly restricted ROM & medial knee swelling was found. Aspiration of knee was diagnostic for Tuberculosis. Chemotherapy was commenced and patient was well at 1 year follow up. Early suspicion, diagnosis and treatment can definitely decrease the morbidity and the severity of the disease.

Keywords: Tuberculosis; Bursitis; Knee; Chemotherapy; Tibial Collateral Ligament

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Citation: Laasya Vasisht Dwarakanath and Basavaraj CM. “An Unusual Case of Extra Articular Tuberculosis Around the Knee". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.3 (2022): 66-69.

Copyright: © 2022 Laasya Vasisht Dwarakanath and Basavaraj CM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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