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Mycobacterium tuberculosis monoarthritis in a child

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Description: A child with isolated Mycobacterium tuberculosis monoarthritis, with features initially suggesting oligoarthritis subtype of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, is presented. This patient illustrates the need to consider the possibility of tuberculosis as the cause of oligoarthritis in high-risk pediatric populations even in the absence of a tuberculosis contact history and without evidence of overt pulmonary disease.
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Derek Rajakumar email and Alan M Rosenberg email Pediatric Rheumatology 2008, 6:15

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Rajakumar & Rosenberg
Institution: Pediatric Rheumatology
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Language: English

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Added: Sat Sep 20 2008