Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of the wrist.

  title={Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of the wrist.},
  author={Gerard K. Jeong and Benisse Lester},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  volume={30 5},
Reports of tuberculous infections of the wrist have been scarce, especially during the past 30 years. The diagnosis of tuberculosis may be difficult and requires a high index of suspicion, especially in patients with significant risk factors. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are crucial, as untreated wrist infections can have disastrous outcomes. This article describes the clinical presentation and management of an atypical case of tuberculosis of the wrist--a case of extensive carpal destruction… CONTINUE READING