Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

Rice bodies in tuberculous tenosynovitis of the wrist: An unusual presentation in a HIV patient

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Preethi Elumalai*,Madhusmita Jena,Pujanwita Das Majumder

Volume : 6

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 325

Article End Page : 327


Tuberculous infection is common in patients with immunocompromised states like HIV. Extrapulmonary presentation of tuberculous infection, especially in flexor tendon sheath is extremely rare in such patients. Tenosynovitis with rice bodies formation is common in knee and usually it is secondary to many inflammatory disorders including tuberculosis. In this article, the authors like to highlight an unusual presentation in an immunocompromised patient with swelling of the wrist for 8 years which was diagnosed as tuberculous tenosynovitis with rice bodies formation.

Keywords: HIV, Rice bodies, Tuberculous tenosynovitis, Wrist swelling, Immunocompromised.

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