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Pericostal tuberculosis in a patient with systemic sclerosis:the relationship of two rare diseases
  • Naoho Takizawa,
  • Tetsushi Mizutani,
  • Yoshiro Fujita
Naoho Takizawa
Chubu Rosai Hospital
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Tetsushi Mizutani
Chubu Rosai Hospital
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Yoshiro Fujita
Chubu Rosai Hospital
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Abstract

Autoimmune diseases including systemic sclerosis (SSc) increase risk of developing TB. Pericostal tuberculosis (TB) is a rare presentation of skeletal TB. This case report describes pericostal TB in a SSc patient, and emphasizes significance of suspecting pulmonary and extra-pulmonary TB when patients with autoimmune disease follow atypical clinical courses.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

16 Apr 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
16 Apr 2021Submission Checks Completed
16 Apr 2021Assigned to Editor
18 Apr 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
15 Jun 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
15 Jun 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
15 Jun 20211st Revision Received
17 Jun 2021Submission Checks Completed
17 Jun 2021Assigned to Editor
17 Jun 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
18 Jun 2021Editorial Decision: Accept