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Musculoskeletal TB

Musculoskeletal TB is a relatively rare extrapulmonary complication of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Skeletal involvement is seen in 1% to 3% of patients with TB. Among them, approximately one half of these affect the spine and the rest are extraspinal osteoarticular joint. Poncetâ™s disease or tubercular rheumatism is a nondestructive polyarthritis that occurs during acute TB infection in which neither evidence of direct mycobacterial involvement of the joints nor any other known cause of polyarthritis detected. It is a different entity from tuberculosis arthritis (TB arthritis).The diagnosis of tubercular arthritis is also frequently delayed due to its varied clinical presentation and often lack of constitutional features. (Tuberculosis Arthritis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment- Kow-Tong Chen)
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Last date updated on July, 2014