MR findings of tuberculous dactylitis: case report

Eur J Radiol. 2001 Sep;39(3):163-7. doi: 10.1016/s0720-048x(01)00327-8.


A case of tuberculous dactylitis in an immunocompetent patient is presented and the radiographic findings and differential diagnosis discussed. MR image, although nonspecific, was helpful for differential diagnosis and evaluating the extent of the lesion. Although this is a rare condition, the diagnosis should be considered when dealing with an unusual destructive bony lesion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fingers
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular / diagnosis*