Year : 2017 | Volume : 5 | Issue : 2 | Page : 74 - 76  

Case Reports
Tuberculous Synovitis of the knee with a discharging sinus

Syed Shafeequr Rahman1, V P Raman2, Indu Kapur3

1Professor Microbiology, 2Professor Orthopedics, 3Prof & HOD Microbiology, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

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Dr. Syed Shafeequr Rahman



Extra pulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis are reported in less than one in five cases with the knee affected in 8% after the spine and hip. We report a case of tuberculous synovitis of the knee joint with a discharging sinus in a 40 year old female. The diagnosis was made by Ziehl – Neelson stain of the caseating discharge from the sinus, positive Mantoux test and radiological findings. The X-ray chest was normal. The patient responded well to anti-tuberculous treatment.

Key words: tuberculosis, knee joint, discharging sinus


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