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Late Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in the Shoulder of an Immunocompromised Host After Hemiarthroplasty A Case Report
Evan Lederman, MD1; Christopher Kweon, MD2; Anikar Chhabra, MD, MS1
1 The Orthopedic Clinic Association, P.C., 2222 East Highland Avenue, #300, Phoenix, AZ 85016. E-mail address for E. Lederman: elederman@tocamd.com. E-mail address for A. Chhabra: phoenixsportsdoc@hotmail.com
2 Banner Good Samaritan Orthopaedic Residency, 1300 North 12th Street, Suite #620, Phoenix, AZ 85006. E-mail address: christopher.kweon@bannerhealth.com
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Disclosure: The authors did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of their research for or preparation of this work. One or more of the authors, or a member of his or her immediate family, received, in any one year, payments or other benefits in excess of $10,000 or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity (Arthrex and Tornier).

Investigation performed at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Copyright © 2011 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2011 Jun 15;93(12):e67 1-4. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.00710
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of the shoulder is an unusual condition, with few cases reported in the orthopaedic literature. Although skeletal tuberculosis is uncommon in developed countries, several conditions, of which the orthopaedic surgeon should be aware, predispose patients to mycobacterial shoulder infections. We report a case of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of the shoulder that occurred thirty-seven years after a shoulder hemiarthroplasty. The patient was informed that data concerning the case would be submitted for publication, and he consented.
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