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Ankle Charcot Mimics: Tubercular Rheumatism to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Ashu RastogiPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

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Edward JudeTameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

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Charcot Foot is often misdiagnosed because of its varied presentation that mimics other common disorders including tubercular rheumatism, complex regional pain syndrome or gout. We present a case of ankle swelling and discuss the differential diagnosis, radiological findings, and management. We also discuss the approach to diagnosis and provide differences in clinical presentations, magnetic resonance imaging,and bone scan findings for various differentials considered for Charcot foot.

Corresponding author: Ashu Rastogi, MD, DM, FACE, FRCP, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sec 12, Chandigarh 160012, India. (E-mail: ashuendo@gmail.com)