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Mycobacterial Musculoskeletal Infections.

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Mycobacterial Musculoskeletal Infections.

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2017 Jun;31(2):369-382

Authors: Hogan JI, Hurtado RM, Nelson SB

Summary
Though much less frequent as causes of musculoskeletal an infection than pyogenic micro organism, each Mycobacterium tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacteria can infect bones and joints. Though tuberculous arthritis and osteomyelitis have been acknowledged for millennia, infections brought on by nontuberculous mycobacteria are being recognized extra usually, probably due to a extra inclined host inhabitants and enhancements in diagnostic capabilities. Regardless of advances in trendy drugs, mycobacterial infections of the musculoskeletal system stay significantly difficult to diagnose and handle. This text discusses medical manifestations of musculoskeletal infections brought on by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacteria. Pathogenesis, distinctive threat elements, and diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are reviewed.

PMID: 28292541 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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