International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 194--196

Tuberculosis of patella: Nonspecific presentation, treated conservatively


Pankaj Kumar Sharma, Arkesh Madegowda, Ravi Mittal 
 Department of Orthopaedics, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Pankaj Kumar Sharma
House no 313, sector 14, Rohtak, 124001, Haryana
India

Skeletal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for 8% of extrapulmonary TB, and patella accounts for 0.1% of all skeletal TB. Patella TB in early stages is very difficult to diagnose because of no constitutional signs and symptoms. It may be found in immunocompromised states, endemic areas, and in chronic debilitated patients. Isolated TB of patella is very rare, so early diagnosis and management is quite difficult without clinical and histopathological examination. There is a significant improvement in clinical outcome after taking antitubercular multidrug therapy and surgery is rarely required.


How to cite this article:
Sharma PK, Madegowda A, Mittal R. Tuberculosis of patella: Nonspecific presentation, treated conservatively.Int J Health Allied Sci 2017;6:194-196


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Sharma PK, Madegowda A, Mittal R. Tuberculosis of patella: Nonspecific presentation, treated conservatively. Int J Health Allied Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2023 Jan 28 ];6:194-196
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