An unusual cause of Wartenberg’s syndrome: tuberculosis of brachioradialis muscle

  • Devdatta Suhas NeogiEmail author
  • Sudeep Jain
  • Kaushal Kant Mishra
  • Vivek Trikha
  • Hira Lal Nag
Case Report


World wide there has been an increase in incidence of tuberculosis with unusual site of infections being reported in increasing number more so in association with HIV/AIDS. Isolated neuropathy of superficial branch of radial nerve or Wartenberg’s syndrome is a rarely recognized pathology. We report one such case in association with tubercular infection of brachioradialis muscle without underlying bony involvement. All physicians should have adequate knowledge of tuberculosis and awareness of its atypical presentations to ensure proper management of such patients.


Tuberculosis Wartenberg’s syndrome Soft tissue Brachioradialis 


Conflicts of interest statement

No funds were received in support of this study. No benefits in any form have been or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Devdatta Suhas Neogi
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Sudeep Jain
    • 1
  • Kaushal Kant Mishra
    • 1
  • Vivek Trikha
    • 1
  • Hira Lal Nag
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsAll India Institute of Medical SciencesAnsari NagarIndia
  2. 2.DharwadIndia

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