Destructive polyarthritis secondary to Mycobacterium kansasii

Donald Girard, G. C. Bagby, J. R. Walsh

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Abstract

A 42 yr old patient is reported in whom M. kansasii pulmonary infection preceded the development of arthritis secondary to hematogenous spread. Contributing factors included systemic lupus erythematosus and corticosteroid therapy. Further, evidence is presented that in M. kansasii infections, pulmonary lesions may precede extrapulmonary disease; hematogenous spread of infection likely represents the route through which joint disease evolves; previous damage to the joint whether from intrinsic disease as in rheumatoid arthritis, or extrinsic disease as in trauma, may be necessary for the development of infectious arthritis; and lastly, dissemination often represents opportunistic infection in patients who are immunologically compromised.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-669
Number of pages5
JournalArthritis and Rheumatism
Volume16
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1973

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Mycobacterium kansasii
Arthritis
Lung
Infectious Arthritis
Mycobacterium Infections
Joint Diseases
Opportunistic Infections
Infection
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Joints
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

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  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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Destructive polyarthritis secondary to Mycobacterium kansasii. / Girard, Donald; Bagby, G. C.; Walsh, J. R.

In: Arthritis and Rheumatism, Vol. 16, No. 5, 1973, p. 665-669.

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Girard, D, Bagby, GC & Walsh, JR 1973, 'Destructive polyarthritis secondary to Mycobacterium kansasii', Arthritis and Rheumatism, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 665-669.
Girard, Donald ; Bagby, G. C. ; Walsh, J. R. / Destructive polyarthritis secondary to Mycobacterium kansasii. In: Arthritis and Rheumatism. 1973 ; Vol. 16, No. 5. pp. 665-669.
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