Volume 17, Issue 1 (5-2003)                   Med J Islam Repub Iran 2003 | Back to browse issues page

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From the Department of Medicine, Shaheed Reheshti Hospital, Rabol University of Medical Sciences, Rabol, I.R. Iran. , beheidai@yahoo.com
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Four cases of polyarthritis concomitant with active tuberculosis is reported. In three patients pulmonary tuberculosis was confirmed by identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage specimens, and in another one tuberculous lymphadenitis was confirmed by excisional biopsy. In all patients arthritis resolved by tuberculosis treatment and did not recur during a follow up period of 18 months to 12 years. The findings of the presented cases are compatible with Poncet's disease (tuberculous reactive arthritis).
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: General