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BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.07.2011.4458
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Indolent joint swelling of the metacarpal: atypical tuberculosis monarthritis

  1. Gabriel de Febrer1
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, Unitat de Recerca de Lípids i Arteriosclerosi, CIBERDEM, Institut Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain
  2. 2Radiology Department, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, Unitat de Recerca de Lípids i Arteriosclerosi, CIBERDEM, Institut Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Professor Rosa Solà, rosa.sola{at}urv.cat

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Tuberculosis case detection remains difficult, partly because of atypical clinical presentations. We present an atypical tuberculosis monarthritis of the hand.1 2 A 66-year-old man with refractory anaemia with excess of blasts and cryptogenic cirrhosis presented …

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