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Isolated Index Finger Dactylitis with Hilar Adenopathy

Ram Babu Sah, J.S.V.A. Aswith, U.C. Ojha, Sameer Vaidya, Mahismita Patro

Keywords : Finger swelling, Hilar adenopathy, Epitheloid cell granuloma, Dactylitis

Citation Information : Sah RB, Aswith J, Ojha U, Vaidya S, Patro M. Isolated Index Finger Dactylitis with Hilar Adenopathy. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2022; 64 (1):41-43.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-64-1-41

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-05-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Dactylitis due to tuberculosis (TB) is an extremely uncommon manifestation of TB. We report a unique case of isolated index finger dactylitis with right hilar adenopathy due to TB in a 15-year-old immunocompetent student. High index of clinical suspicion, radiological findings and histological confirmation helped in the diagnosis. Anti-tuberculous therapy remains the cornerstone for the management of these cases.

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