MRI features of tuberculosis of peripheral joints

Sawlani, V. ; Chandra, T. ; Mishra, R. N. ; Aggarwal, A. ; Jain, U. K. ; Gujral, R. B. (2003) MRI features of tuberculosis of peripheral joints Clinical Radiology, 58 (10). pp. 755-762. ISSN 0009-9260

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The aim of this article is to present the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of peripheral tubercular arthritis. The clinical presentation of peripheral tubercular arthritis is variable and simulates other chronic inflammatory arthritic disorders. MRI is a highly sensitive technique which demonstrates fine anatomical details and identifies the early changes of arthritis, which are not visible on radiographs. The MRI features of tubercular arthritis include synovitis, effusion, central and peripheral erosions, active and chronic pannus, abscess, bone chips and hypo-intense synovium. These imaging features in an appropriate clinical setting may help in the diagnosis of tubercular arthritis. Early diagnosis and treatment can effectively eliminate the long-term morbidity of joints affected by tuberculosis.

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Keywords:Tuberculosis; Arthritis; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Synovial Disease
ID Code:95158
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