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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 333-335

The epidemiology of tuberculous dactylitis: A case report and review of literature


1 Rheumatological Medical Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis; Department of Internal Medicine, Mohamed Tahar Maamouri Hospital, Nabeul, Tunisia
2 Rheumatological Medical Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tunis El Manar; Department of Rheumatology, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
3 Rheumatological Medical Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis; Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Mohamed Tahar Maamouri Hospital, Nabeul, Tunisia
4 Rheumatological Medical Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis; Department of Clinical Laboratory, Mohamed Tahar Maamouri Hospital, Nabeul, Tunisia

Correspondence Address:
Asma Bachali
Mrazka, 8000 Nabeul
Tunisia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijmy.ijmy_122_17

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The literature on tuberculous dactylitis is poor, and most literature consists of isolated case reports. The aim of this case series is to study the particularities and the epidemiological aspects of tuberculous dactylitis in Tunisian patients. Google and Medline search was done using key words “tuberculous dactylitis” and “spina ventosa.” Only Tunisian reports in adult patients were included. Eleven cases including this mentioned case were included in this review. There was a female predominance, high frequency of trauma before disease installation, rarity of predisposing factors, and less inflammation in blood tests when comparing with other cases in literature.


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