• 1

    Malaviya AN, Kotwal PP, 2003. Arthritis associated with tuberculosis. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 17 :319–343.

  • 2

    Dall L, Long L, Stanford J, 1989. Poncet’s disease: tuberculous rheumatism. Rev Infect Dis 11 :105–107.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Images in Clinical Tropical Medicine: Reactive Arthritis (Poncet’s Disease) and Erythema Nodosum Accompanying Tuberculosis

View More View Less
  • 1 Department of Internal Medicine, and Department of Pathology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India
Restricted access

A 23-year-old previously healthy woman had pain in the right knee and both ankle joints, which had been present for approximately five days. She had no other significant medical history. Laboratory tests results for rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies were negative. Approximately two weeks later, an extensive erythema nodosum developed over her over lower limb (Figure 1). She also had a single, non-tender, 2 × 3 mm supraclavicular lymph node.

Histopathologic examination of an excised lymph node biopsy specimen showed extensive areas of caeseation with epitheliod granulomas, and Langhans and foreign body giant cells, which led to

A 23-year-old previously healthy woman had pain in the right knee and both ankle joints, which had been present for approximately five days. She had no other significant medical history. Laboratory tests results for rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies were negative. Approximately two weeks later, an extensive erythema nodosum developed over her over lower limb (Figure 1). She also had a single, non-tender, 2 × 3 mm supraclavicular lymph node.

Histopathologic examination of an excised lymph node biopsy specimen showed extensive areas of caeseation with epitheliod granulomas, and Langhans and foreign body giant cells, which led to

Save