1 Department of Medicine, Medical College, Umm Alqura University, Saudia Arabia
2 Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Saudia Arabia
3 Alzaidi Chair of Research in Rheumatic Diseases, Umm Alqura University, Saudia Arabia
In this report, we introduce a case of erosive polyarthritis in a 55-year-old female diagnosed with Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary infection. Her arthritis has been worsened after use of DMARDs. The patient demonstrated a significant response to the antimicrobial regimen that was administered. We call special attention to the possibility of Mycobacterium abscessus being a cause of reactive polyarthritis, particularly if symptoms worsened after use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), but further studies are necessary for clarification.
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