CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurosci Rural Pract 2014; 05(S 01): S071-S074
DOI: 10.4103/0976-3147.145211
Case Report
Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice

Extensive heterotopic ossification in patient with tubercular meningitis

Vijai Prakash Sharma
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Ganesh Yadav
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Anil Kumar Gupta
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Dileep Kumar
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Further Information

Address for correspondence:

Dr. Ganesh Yadav
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, King George Medical University
Chowk, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
India   

Publication History

Publication Date:
26 September 2019 (online)

 

ABSTRACT

Tubercular meningitis is a severe form of central nervous system tuberculosis with high morbidity and mortality. Apart from neurological deficits, musculoskeletal involvement is also seen in very few cases in the form of heterotopic ossification around immobile joints. A 35-year-old male case of tubercular meningitis with left hemiparesis presented with multiple joint restriction of range of motion. On clinical examination, palpable firm masses around multiple joints with painful restriction of movements were seen. X-ray films of multiple joints revealed heterotopic ossification over left shoulder, hip and knee joint with bony ankylosis of left hip and soft tissue contractures. Very few reports have been published in the literature for association of heterotopic ossification with tubercular meningitis with such extensive joint involvement which compels us to report this clinical association of tubercular meningitis. This report is intended to create caution among physicians and other caregivers for this debilitating complication of tubercular meningitis and in face of high prevalence of tuberculosis and tubercular meningitis, employ methods to prevent and treat.


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Conflicts of interest

None declared.


Address for correspondence:

Dr. Ganesh Yadav
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, King George Medical University
Chowk, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
India