Virtual Conference
Parthiban Sivasamy

Parthiban Sivasamy

KPJ University College, Malaysia

Title: Tuberculosis of left wrist joint and spine


The incidence of wrist tuberculosis is rare. Clinical features and radiographs are not conclusive in the beginning and happen to delay in achieving the diagnosis thus results in poor treatment. We report here a case of wrist tuberculosis, which had delayed diagnosis and hence delayed initiation of antituberculous treatment as the initial investigations were not conclusive of tuberculous infection. The patient was treated surgically multiple times before achieving the final diagnosis and followed with initiation of antituberculous chemotherapy for a duration of 1 year. She became afebrile and infective markers have returned to normal. However she developed left wrist stiffness due to arthrofibrosis and bony destruction of wrist joint by the end of treatment.