Tuberculous arthritis of the hip
Left hip pain.
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Destructive changes of the left acetabulum and femoral head with surrounding complex effusion containing layering densities/debris which extends into the surrounding musculature.
Left hip aspiration was positive for acid-fast bacilli and necrotizing granulomatous inflammation.
Young patient with severe manifestation of tuberculous arthritis of the left hip from an endemic area.
Case courtesy of Dr. Stanley Cheng, MD