Post Traumatic Tuberculous Tenosynovitis in a Patient that Manifests as Soft Tissue Tumor: A Case Report
Keywords:Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Tuberculous Tenosynovitis, Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is one of the oldest diseases of the human race. This bacteria
can attack any organ in the human body. Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis (EPTB) infection diagnosis are
rarely straightforward, and in many cases, delayed due to various reasons. Tuberculous tenosynovitis
(inflammation of the tendon and its capsule because of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex infection)
is a rare form of EPTB. Tuberculosis infection at sites of previous trauma have been reported consistently
though rarely. We present the case of a 48 years old male with complains of lumps on his lower left arm
(with prior history of blunt trauma on the location) and progressive inability to flex the fingers of his left
hand. Early examinations suggest the diagnosis to be a soft tissue tumour. However, tissue biopsy later
showed that the patient was actually suffering from tuberculosis infection. The patient later showed
satisfying response to tuberculosis medication on subsequent follow ups.
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