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Intermittent Mycobacterium Avium Tenosynovitis of the Flexor Tendon of the Second Finger: A Case Report

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Author(s): Nural Albayrak Aydın | Meral Bayramoğlu | Kemal Yazıcıoğlu | Uğur Bozlar

Journal: Türkiye Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Dergisi
ISSN 1302-0234

Volume: 56;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 201;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Mycobacterium avium | tenosynovitis

ABSTRACT
Tenosynovitis secondary to nontuberculous mycobacterium is seen rarely in an immunocompetent host. The flexor tendons of the fingers, wrist and forearm are frequently affected sites. Mycobacterial infection must be included in the differential diagnosis of chronic swelling of the wrist and fingers in order to prevent inappropriate surgery. In this case report, we present a patient complaining of intermittent attacks of tenosynovitis who received multiple synovectomy operations due to misdiagnosis and mistreatment.Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2010;56:201-3.
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