Tuberculosis of the knee presenting as internal derangement

B. L. Berson, D. J. Berkowitz, M. S. Gilbert, M. C. Engel, H. E. Schapira

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The recent orthopedic literature has shown skeletal and intra-articular tuberculosis to be a major diagnostic problem, with a confusing clinical picture that can delay diagnosis and management. Skeletal involvement occurs in approximately 1% of the population with active tuberculosis. We report a 27 year old American with extrapulmonary tuberculosis in two sites - the knee and the kidney - that presented as mechanical derangement of the knee.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-125
Number of pages3
JournalNew York State Journal of Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987


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