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ostearticular tuberculosis

Lourdes Mateo, Juan Ruiz Manzano, Alejandro Olivé, Joxe Mari Manterola, Ricard Pérez, Xavier Tena, Marisol Prats
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of bone and joint tuberculosis in a Spanish university hospital. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Retrospective study (1984-2006) in a university hospital. All patients had microbiologically and/or histologically proved osteoarticular tuberculosis. Patients with clinical and radiological criteriae, positive tuberculin test responding to antituberculous treatment were not excluded despite negative cultures. RESULTS: We attended 53 patients with osteoarticular tuberculosis (35 males/18 females; mean age: 52 years)...
October 13, 2007: Medicina Clínica
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