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Reactive arthritis in tuberculosis : a case of Poncet's disease


Ismail, Irmi Zarina and Ahmad, Zaiton and Hassan, Faezah (2013) Reactive arthritis in tuberculosis : a case of Poncet's disease. Malaysian Family Physician, 8 (1). pp. 24-27. ISSN 1985-207X; ESSN: 1985-2274


Reactive arthritis and erythema are uncommon presentations of tuberculosis (TB). Reactive arthritis in tuberculosis (TB) is known as Poncet's disease, a rare aseptic form of arthritis observed in patients with active TB. We report a case of Poncet's disease in a 20-year old man whose reactive arthritis overshadowed other clinical symptoms of TB resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment. Although a conclusive diagnosis of Poncet's disease is not possible, reactive immunologic reactions such as reactive arthritis and erythema nodosum even without respiratory symptoms should raise suspicion on possible TB. Thus, taking a thorough medical history as well as performing relevant examinations and investigations for possible TB will help expedite the diagnostic process.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia
Keywords: Poncet's disease; Reactive arthritis; Rheumatologic disease; Tuberculosis
Depositing User: Raja Norazlinda Raja Azenam
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2014 13:48
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 02:36
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29759
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