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Tuberculosis Arthritis of the Sternoclavicular Joint

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Tuberculosis remains a public health problem in developing country particularly in Tunisia. Bone location of tuberculosis infection is increasing and is often misdiagnosed due to the weakness of clinical presentation in early stages. Sternoclavicular joint tuberculosis is rare and unusual location of this disease. However, antibiotherapy and surgical debridement is still the basis of treatment. We report a case of sternoclavicular joint tuberculosis with a follow up of four years. The patient was treated surgically and put under antibiotherapy during twelve months. The site was sterilized. We report this case to show that debridement and antibiotherapy still efficient in tuberculous bone affection no matters the location.

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Walid, O. , Amine, T. , Hamdi, K. , Sonia, J. , Nader, N. and Laziz, B. (2015) Tuberculosis Arthritis of the Sternoclavicular Joint. Open Journal of Orthopedics, 5, 135-139. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2015.56018.

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