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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Vaughan, Kenneth D.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
Extraspinal Osteoarticular Tuberculosis: A Forgotten Entity?
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
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Date of Publication
2005
Volume ID
54
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
202-6
Language
eng
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Location/URL
http:; caribbean.scielo.org/pdf/wimj/v54n3/v54n3a09.pdf
ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Tuberculosis affects a significant percentage of the world's population and is responsible for bone and joint infections particularly in the developing world. The problem has been compounded by the HIV/ AIDS epidemic. Whereas tuberculous involvement of the spine is readily included in a list of differentials for destructive lesions of the spine, infection in other skeletal areas is often not considered. In endemic areas, physicians are aware of the clinical and radiological presentations of musculoskeletal tuberculosis. In non-endemic areas, this knowledge is often lacking. Diagnostic delay often results in increased morbidity and mortality. There is a need therefore to highlight extra-spinal osteoarticular tuberculosis as a real entity.....
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