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Knee tuberculosis: a challenge in diagnosis and treatment

Ahmad, Muhammad Wafiuddin and Roslan, Ahmad Faizal and Zulkifly, Ahmad Hafiz (2021) Knee tuberculosis: a challenge in diagnosis and treatment. Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences, 15 (1). pp. 37-43. ISSN 1985-1758 E-ISSN 2710-7353

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease dated back from ancient Greece time. Once rare in developed countries, now it has re-emerged due to immigration and secondary immunodeficiency. A 27-year-old lady had left knee pain for the past 4 years, went for knee diagnostic arthroscopy procedure, and diagnosed as pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) of the left knee. Despite regular analgesics and physiotherapy, patient symptoms worsen. Two years after the initial treatment, the patient went for a further workout and diagnosed as knee tuberculosis, commenced on anti-TB treatment, the patient still left complicated with a stiff knee and fixed flexion deformity. Identification of knee tuberculosis during the initial phase is crucial as late diagnosis and treatment will leave the patient with debilitating complications.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knee tuberculosis, tuberculosis (TB), fixed flexion deformity, total knee replacement
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Prof Dr Ahmad Hafiz Zulkifly
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2021 11:24
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2021 11:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93825

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