Isolated tuberculosis of scaphoid in the skeletally immature: a rare cause of chronic wrist pain.

@article{Prakash2015IsolatedTO,
  title={Isolated tuberculosis of scaphoid in the skeletally immature: a rare cause of chronic wrist pain.},
  author={Jatin Prakash and Anil Mehtani},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={2015}
}
The hand and wrist are rare sites for tuberculosis and account for less than 1% of all skeletal tuberculosis. Though rare, tuberculosis of the wrist is a cause of major morbidity. A common feature in the available reports on hand and wrist tuberculosis was a delay in diagnosis causing residual stiffness and pain after treatment. Minimal initial symptoms, rarity of the lesion and ability of wrist tuberculosis to mimic more common pathologies account for the delay. No report of isolated scaphoid… CONTINUE READING