Tuberculosis arthritis of the metatarsal phalangeal: A rare location

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Tuberculosis TB is common in countries constituting endemic areas like Morocco, spinal sites represents half of osteo-articular locations, while peripheral locations in the limbs are rare. The authors relate in this observation the case of a particular location of tuberculosis arthritis. It is osteoarthritis of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the 2nd ray of the foot. Clinical signs were characterized by a moderately painful swelling of the dorsum of the foot with slow evolution. The definitive diagnosis was histologically obtained. Clinical cure was achieved after 09 months of medical treatment. © Mohamed Ali Berrady et al.




Berrady, M. A., Hmouri, I., Benabdesslam, A., Berrada, M. S., & El Yaacoubi, M. (2014). Tuberculosis arthritis of the metatarsal phalangeal: A rare location. Pan African Medical Journal, 17.

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