Tuberculosis of Acromioclavicular JointCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Archit Agarwal,
89, Ram Vihar, Near ONGC Hospital, Dehradun-248003, Uttrakhand, India.
Tuberculosis (TB) arthritis accounts for approximately 1%–3% of all cases of TB and for approximately 10%–11% of extra pulmonary cases. Isolated acromioclavicular joint TB has been reported rarely with varied presentations as case series of one to three cases none of them being large studies. In our case, patient presented with pain in left shoulder since one month. Patient was investigated and was diagnosed to have acromioclavicular joint TB on basis of positive Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) stain and cytology. Patient recovered well with antitubercular therapy. Thus, it is important to send Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) stain in all cases in an endemic country like India.
Acid fast bacilli, Isoniazid, Shoulder girdle
Archit Agarwal, Amish Bhandari, Rajesh Maheshwari. TUBERCULOSIS OF ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 May 29 ]; 11:RD03-RD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Aug 04, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Oct 28, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 28, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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