A case of Poncet's disease


  • Lalatendu Mohanty Department of Medicine, KIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  • Debananda Sahoo Department of Medicine, KIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  • Sudhansu Sekhar Panda Department of Medicine, KIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  • Suman Sudha Routray Department of Medicine, KIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India




Reactive arthritis, Tuberculosis, Poncet’s disease


Reactive arthritis in tuberculosis (TB) is known as Poncet’s disease, a rare aseptic form of arthritis observed in patients with active TB. We report a case of Poncet’s disease in a 17-year old girl whose reactive arthritis overshadowed other clinical symptoms of TB resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment. Anti tubercular treatment (DOTS) was initiated. Clinical remission occurred after two weeks and the diagnosis of Poncet’s arthritis was established. Thus, taking a thorough medical history as well as performing relevant examinations and investigations for possible TB will help expedite the diagnostic process.


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