Glenohumeral joint tuberculosis with multiple cold abscesses: an uncommon cause of shoulder pain

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Abstract

The musculoskeletal system involvement of tuberculosis (TB) other than spinal TB is a rare and less-known entity. Furthermore symptoms of musculoskeletal involvement of TB infection are non-spesific, relatively slow and indolent. The diagnosis of TB is less considered by clinicians among other common causes of shoulder pain including traumatic and degenerative conditions. We reported a 72-year-old patient suffering shoulder pain for the last 2 years who was diagnosed with glenohumeral joint TB arthrithis associated with multiple cold abscesses in adjacent soft tissues; emphasising significant clinical and imaging findings.

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