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Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 1990 Jul;22(4):183-90.

[Tuberculosis of the hand].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Klinik und Poliklinik für Unfall- und Handchirurgie, Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster.


Skeletal tuberculosis of the hand has become rare. The authors report a 27-year-old female patient with tuberculous osteomyelitis of the middle phalanx of the left ring finger without occupational exposure of the hand and with positive chest roentgenogram. The case shows the diagnostic difficulties of the uncommon manifestation of skeletal tuberculosis in the short tubular bones of the hand. By means of a review of the literature the differential diagnosis, the course and necessary treatment are discussed.

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