Tuberculosis Involving the Sternoclavicular Joint:

A Rare Presentation of Tuberculosis

  • Boundia Djiba Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec, Cheikh Anta Diop University - Dakar, Senegal
  • Ngoné D. Diack Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec, Cheikh Anta Diop University - Dakar, Senegal
  • Hamidou Deme Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec, Cheikh Anta Diop University - Dakar, Senegal
  • Amadou D. Dia Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec, Cheikh Anta Diop University - Dakar, Senegal
  • Baidy S. Kane Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec, Cheikh Anta Diop University - Dakar, Senegal
  • Abdoulaye Pouye Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec, Cheikh Anta Diop University - Dakar, Senegal
Keywords: Sternoclavicular, Tuberculosis, Arthritis

Abstract

Sternoclavicular location of tuberculosis is a rare presentation of tuberculosis. We report a case of a 20-year-old female who presented with swelling in the front of the sternoclavicular joint. The diagnosis of sternoclavicular tuberculosis was made on the basis of computerized tomographic scan findings and microbiological examination of the aspirations of sternoclavicular joint. The bacteriological identification Mycobacterium tuberculosis was the key element in the diagnosis. The clinical outcome improved after effective anti-tuberculosis treatment. High level of clinical suspicion is needed to make the diagnosis of this rare presentation, which could be the telltale of an underlying pulmonary disease.

Author Biographies

Boundia Djiba, Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec, Cheikh Anta Diop University - Dakar, Senegal

Department of Internal Medicine

Ngoné D. Diack, Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec, Cheikh Anta Diop University - Dakar, Senegal

Department of Internal Medicine

Hamidou Deme, Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec, Cheikh Anta Diop University - Dakar, Senegal

Department of Imagery

Amadou D. Dia, Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec, Cheikh Anta Diop University - Dakar, Senegal

Department of Internal Medicine

Baidy S. Kane, Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec, Cheikh Anta Diop University - Dakar, Senegal

Department of Internal Medicine

Abdoulaye Pouye, Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec, Cheikh Anta Diop University - Dakar, Senegal

Department of Internal Medicine

Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Djiba, B., Diack, N., Deme, H., Dia, A., Kane, B., & Pouye, A. (2017). Tuberculosis Involving the Sternoclavicular Joint:. Saudi Journal of Internal Medicine, 7(2), 35-40. Retrieved from http://sjim.org.sa/index.php/SJIM/article/view/159
Section
Case Reports