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Imaging of musculoskeletal tuberculosis
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Tuberculosis (TB) represents a major public health problem worldwide. Any tissue may be infected. Involvement of the musculoskeletal (MSK) system account for 1–3% of all tuberculous infections. MSK TB may manifest as tuberculous spondylitis, arthritis, osteomyelitis, and soft tissue infections. Although TB spondylitis may present with distinctive imaging features compared to pyogenic infections of the spine, the imaging semiology of extra-spinal TB infections is mostly nonspecific and may mimic other lesions. TB infections should therefore always be considered in the differential diagnosis, particularly in immunocompromised patients. The aim of this article is to review the imaging features of spinal and extra-spinal MSK TB. Magnetic resonance imaging is considered the modality of choice to make the diagnosis and to evaluate the extent of the disease.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Skeletal radiology. - New York, N.Y., 1976, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2024
ISSN
0364-2348 [print]
1432-2161 [online]
DOI
10.1007/S00256-023-04556-5
Volume/pages
(2024) , p. 1-17
ISI
001143276200001
Pubmed ID
38231262
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 17.07.2024
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