tuberculous arthritis


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tuberculous arthritis

TB-induced articular inflammation, affecting ±1% of TB Pts Joints Vertebrae, hips, knees, wrists, ankles; TA can be very destructive and lead to vertebral collapse, muscle atrophy, spasms. See Pott's disease.
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tuberculous arthritis

Chronic, slowly progressive arthritis of hips, knees, ankles, or intervertebral disks caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The organism usually spreads via the blood or from osteomyelitis in an adjacent bone. The macrophage and lymphocyte response to the mycobacterium destroys the bone along the joint margins, resulting in progressive pain, fibrosis, and restricted movement.
See: granuloma
See also: arthritis
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