Skeletal tuberculosis

McDonald, Malcolm, and Sexton, Daniel J. (2012) Skeletal tuberculosis. In: von Reyn, C. Fordham, and Baron, Elinor L, (eds.) UpToDate. Wolters Kluwer Health, 1-16.

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[Extract] INTRODUCTION — Tuberculosis (TB), including skeletal tuberculosis, is an ancient infection based upon evidence from remains.

The typical features of spinal TB have been identified in Egyptian mummies dating back to almost 4000 BC [1]. Analysis of 483 pre-Columbian skeletons from Chile showed lesions consistent with bony tuberculosis in 2 percent [2]. DNA analysis revealed Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a vertebral lesion of a 12 year-old girl who lived about 1000 AD [2]. The major clinical issues related to skeletal TB will be reviewed here.

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Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2012 01:47
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110203 Respiratory Diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920116 Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis) @ 100%
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