Tuberculous dactylitis in the setting of low serum vitamin D: a case report.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207810
Title:
Tuberculous dactylitis in the setting of low serum vitamin D: a case report.
Authors:
Cahill, K C; Conroy, F J; Brown, A; Dunlop, R L E; Eadie, P; Keane, J
Affiliation:
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, St James Hospital, Dublin 8,, Ireland. cahillkev@hotmail.com
Citation:
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Dec;64(12):e321-4. Epub 2011 May 28.
Journal:
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207810
DOI:
10.1016/j.bjps.2011.04.042
PubMed ID:
21621496
Abstract:
We present the case of a previously well patient who presented to the Emergency Department of a Dublin hospital with a tuberculous infection of his dominant index finger and a very low serum vitamin D level--this has been implicated in both primary and reactivation infections with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. This case highlights and reviews both the importance of considering non-endemic pathologies in the setting of a patient base of diverse ethnicity, and the emerging importance of vitamin D in the immune response to M. tuberculosis infection. We discuss the relevant literature to highlight the background of this disease process, and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to these patients.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Humans; Male; Osteomyelitis/drug therapy/*microbiology; Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular/*blood/immunology/radiography; Vitamin D/*blood/immunology; Vitamin D Deficiency/immunology
ISSN:
1878-0539 (Electronic); 1748-6815 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCahill, K Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConroy, F Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDunlop, R L Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorEadie, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeane, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:45:21Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:45:21Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:45:21Z-
dc.identifier.citationJ Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Dec;64(12):e321-4. Epub 2011 May 28.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1878-0539 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1748-6815 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21621496en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.bjps.2011.04.042en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207810-
dc.description.abstractWe present the case of a previously well patient who presented to the Emergency Department of a Dublin hospital with a tuberculous infection of his dominant index finger and a very low serum vitamin D level--this has been implicated in both primary and reactivation infections with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. This case highlights and reviews both the importance of considering non-endemic pathologies in the setting of a patient base of diverse ethnicity, and the emerging importance of vitamin D in the immune response to M. tuberculosis infection. We discuss the relevant literature to highlight the background of this disease process, and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to these patients.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshOsteomyelitis/drug therapy/*microbiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis, Osteoarticular/*blood/immunology/radiographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshVitamin D/*blood/immunologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshVitamin D Deficiency/immunologyen_GB
dc.titleTuberculous dactylitis in the setting of low serum vitamin D: a case report.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, St James Hospital, Dublin 8,, Ireland. cahillkev@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRASen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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