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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(8), 263-264
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-8-4
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TB or Not TB? A Questionable Case of Septic Arthritis

Xiaoming Jia1, and Niraj Mehta1

1Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

Pub. Date: August 31, 2016

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Xiaoming Jia and Niraj Mehta. TB or Not TB? A Questionable Case of Septic Arthritis. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(8):263-264. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-8-4


Tuberculosis (TB) is best known as a pulmonary disease but can infect any organ system. Presentation of extrapulmonary TB is often non-specific and slow in onset, though morbidity is often significant. We report a case of osteoarticular and genitourinary tuberculosis in a patient who travelled from an endemic region.

extrapulmonary tuberculosis osteoarticular genitourinary cold abscess

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