Publications by authors named "Amine Benjelloune"

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[Report of a case of isolated tuberculous arthritis of the knee: a difficult diagnosis in adolescents].

Pan Afr Med J 2020 6;37:225. Epub 2020 Nov 6.

Service de Pneumologie de l´Hôpital Militaire Avicenne Marrakech, Marrakech, Maroc.

Tuberculosis is a major global public health problem. Osteoarticular tuberculosis is very rare. In half of the cases it affects the vertebrae. Symptoms are insidious over a prolonged period and isolation of the pathogen is difficult, mostly leading to difficult and delayed diagnosis. We here report a new case of tuberculous arthritis of the knee in a teenager in whom the mean time between symtom onset and definitive diagnosis based on the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome by Xpert MTB/RIF test was eight months. This study emphasizes the importance of bacteriological sampling and diagnostic methods by molecular assay in early and definitive diagnosis of tuberculous arthritis.
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