Pulmonary tuberculosis with multifocal skeletal involvement

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2004.714

Authors

  • A. Kaya | akaya@medicine.ankara.edu.tr Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Z. Topu Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • S. Fitoz Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • N. Numanoglu Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

Skeletal tuberculosis accounts for 1-5% of all tuberculosis infections. Of these infections, 50% involve the vertebral column and only 0-5% involve ribs. Rib tuberculosis is seen in only 0.1% of all tuberculosis infections. Skeletal tuberculosis is localised to a single site in 90-95% of reported cases. Multifocal involvement is uncommon and is usually associated with disseminated disease. We present a case of pulmonary tuberculosis associated with multifocal skeletal involvement.

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Published
2004-06-30
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Keywords:
Multiple lytic vertebral lesions, Skeletal tuberculosis
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How to Cite
Kaya, A., Z. Topu, S. Fitoz, and N. Numanoglu. 2004. “Pulmonary Tuberculosis With Multifocal Skeletal Involvement”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 61 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2004.714.

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