What are septic causes of trigger finger (TF)?

Updated: Apr 26, 2021
  • Author: Satishchandra Kale, MD, MBBS, MBA, MCh(Orth), FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Tr&Orth); Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Septic causes of TF are secondary infections (eg, tuberculosis). A few case reports have documented rare causes of TF, including tenosynovitis that itself resulted from a Mycobacterium kansasii infection in an immunocompetent patient; triggering following the development of calcific tendonitis has been reported in a child. Such cases should invoke a high degree of suspicion.


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