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Progress in Orthopedic Science ISSN: 2146 - 8370
Progress in Orthopedic Science. 2016; 3(1):(21-92)

Rice bodies: a rare presentation of tubercular arthritis of the knee joint

Nadeem Ali, Abedullah Bhat, Firdous Ahmad Bangroo, Ajaz Hamid Wani, Shivani Kalhan, Manjeet Singh Dhanda

Rice bodies are most of the times encountered in rheumatological disorders. They have also been seen in tuberculosis, though rarely. With tuberculosis, rice bodies are usually associated with bursae and tenosynovium and very rarely with large joints. We report a rare case of intra articular rice bodies associated with tuberculosis of the knee joint that mimicked monoarticular rheumatoid arthritis and pigmented villonodular synovitis clinically, with absent constitutional and laboratory features suggestive of tuberculosis.