Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : June | Volume : 11 | Issue : 6 | Page : OD23 - OD24

Multifocal Tubercular Dactylitis: A Rare Presentation of Skeletal Tuberculosis in an Adult OD23-OD24

Pravat Thatoi, Manoj Parida, Rakesh Barik, Bidyut Das

Correspondence
Dr. Pravat Thatoi,
Flat-104, Aryabhatta Complex, College Square, Cuttack-753003, Odisha, India.
E-mail: drpravatthatoi@yahoo.co.in

Tubercular dactylitis is an uncommon form of osteo-articular tuberculosis seen in children. Multifocal involvement, simultaneously involving hands and feet is extremely uncommon. Here we report an adult patient with tubercular dactylitis involving multiple digits of both hands and second digit of right foot in absence of any risk factors like immunodeficiency or any debilitating condition. The patient was successfully treated with anti-tubercular drugs for six months. Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of bones and joints can present in an unusual way but early diagnosis and treatment caries a good prognosis.