Common Disease with Uncommon Presentation: Spina Ventosa

Authors

  • R. Dixit Department of Respiratory Medicine & Tuberculosis, India
  • M. Goyal Department of Respiratory Medicine & Tuberculosis, India
  • K. Pawar Department of Respiratory Medicine & Tuberculosis, India
  • V. Chandra Department of Respiratory Medicine & Tuberculosis, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v17i2.49112

Keywords:

Tuberculosousdactylitis, spinaventosa

Abstract

Introduction: Tuberculosis of short tubular bones of hand and foot is called tuberculousdactilitis or “spinaventosa”. This is uncommon type of osteoarticular tuberculosis more often seen in children than adults. This report describes tuberculosis affecting third metacarpal bone in a 25-year-old male patient presenting with a firm, painless, progressively increasing swelling over the dorsum of left hand. Diagnosis was made by cytological examination of aspirate from the affected area.

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Published

2019-12-31

How to Cite

Dixit, R., Goyal, M., Pawar, K., & Chandra, V. (2019). Common Disease with Uncommon Presentation: Spina Ventosa . SAARC Journal of Tuberculosis, Lung Diseases and HIV/AIDS, 17(2), 29–31. https://doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v17i2.49112

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