Tuberculous osteomyelitis presenting as shoulder pain

Paul A. Monach, Johanna P. Daily, Gamaliel Rodriguez-Herrera, Daniel H. Solomon

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Abstract

A case of tuberculous osteomyelitis of the proximal humerus is described. The relevant literature is reviewed with attention to epidemiologic data. Issues highlighted include the frequent presentation in a subacute course without systemic illness; the value of plain radiography and especially magnetic resonance imaging; the importance of obtaining a tissue diagnosis; and the high rate of cure with medical therapy. Although rare in Western countries, skeletal tuberculosis is not uncommon in endemic areas and in migrants from such areas. With the growing use of biologic therapies, rheumatologists must be familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in all its forms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-856
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume30
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Shoulder Pain
Osteomyelitis
Tuberculosis
Biological Therapy
Humerus
Radiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Therapeutics
Rheumatologists

Keywords

  • Humerus
  • Osteoarticular tuberculosis tuberculosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Shoulder pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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Monach, P. A., Daily, J. P., Rodriguez-Herrera, G., & Solomon, D. H. (2003). Tuberculous osteomyelitis presenting as shoulder pain. Journal of Rheumatology, 30(4), 851-856.

Tuberculous osteomyelitis presenting as shoulder pain. / Monach, Paul A.; Daily, Johanna P.; Rodriguez-Herrera, Gamaliel; Solomon, Daniel H.

In: Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 30, No. 4, 01.04.2003, p. 851-856.

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Monach, PA, Daily, JP, Rodriguez-Herrera, G & Solomon, DH 2003, 'Tuberculous osteomyelitis presenting as shoulder pain', Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 851-856.
Monach PA, Daily JP, Rodriguez-Herrera G, Solomon DH. Tuberculous osteomyelitis presenting as shoulder pain. Journal of Rheumatology. 2003 Apr 1;30(4):851-856.
Monach, Paul A. ; Daily, Johanna P. ; Rodriguez-Herrera, Gamaliel ; Solomon, Daniel H. / Tuberculous osteomyelitis presenting as shoulder pain. In: Journal of Rheumatology. 2003 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 851-856.
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