Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100--102

Tuberculosis masquerading as polymyalgia rheumatica


Kamal Kishore Pandita1, Arvind Khajuria2, Sushil Razdan1 
1 Department of Medicine, Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India
2 Department of Pathology, Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Kamal Kishore Pandita
House No. 62, Lane 11, Swarnvihar, P/O Muthi, Jammu 181205, Jammu & Kashmir
India

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a connective tissue disorder of unknown aetiology. It is hypothesized that, in a genetically predisposed person, its pathogenesis is triggered by an environmental factor, possibly a hitherto unknown infectious agent. We present the case of a 68-year-old woman who is being treated for PMR. She developed tubercular lymphadenitis and erythema nodosum and improved with antitubercular treatment. We hypothesize that the trigger for pathogenesis of PMR in this lady was antigen of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.


How to cite this article:
Pandita KK, Khajuria A, Razdan S. Tuberculosis masquerading as polymyalgia rheumatica.Egypt Rheumatol Rehabil 2015;42:100-102


How to cite this URL:
Pandita KK, Khajuria A, Razdan S. Tuberculosis masquerading as polymyalgia rheumatica. Egypt Rheumatol Rehabil [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Jul 2 ];42:100-102
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