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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2016, Article ID 4013471, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4013471
Case Report

Tuberculous Dactylitis: An Uncommon Presentation of a Common Infection

1Department of Pediatrics, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad 500096, India
2Department of Pulmonology, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad 500096, India

Received 15 September 2015; Accepted 21 December 2015

Academic Editor: Abraham Gedalia

Copyright © 2016 G. Nayantara Rao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Tuberculous dactylitis is an unusual form of osteoarticular tuberculosis involving the short tubular bones of hands and feet, which is uncommon beyond six years of age. We report the case of a fifteen-year-old adolescent boy who was diagnosed with tuberculous dactylitis, involving contralateral hand and foot. His diagnosis was delayed due to lack of suspicion of this rare entity. The report also examines the diagnostic difficulties faced by clinicians in arriving at an appropriate diagnosis.