A Case of Erosive Polyarthritis in a Patient Diagnosed With a Suspicion of Atypical Mycobacteria
Hani Almoallim*, 1, 2, 3, Laila Alharbi1, 3, Zainab Alshareef 2, Ghassan Wali1, 2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2013
First Page: 64
Last Page: 66
Publisher ID: TORJ-7-64
Article History:Received Date: 10/4/2013
Revision Received Date: 3/7/2013
Acceptance Date: 4/7/2013
Electronic publication date: 28/8/2013
Collection year: 2013
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In this report, we introduce a case of erosive polyarthritis in a 55-year-old female diagnosed with Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary infection. Her arthritis has been worsened after use of DMARDs. The patient demonstrated a significant response to the antimicrobial regimen that was administered. We call special attention to the possibility of Mycobacterium abscessus being a cause of reactive polyarthritis, particularly if symptoms worsened after use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), but further studies are necessary for clarification.