Articles | Volume 8, issue 4
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-8-189-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-8-189-2023
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28 Aug 2023
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Tuberculous arthritis of native joints – a systematic review and European Bone and Joint Infection Society workgroup report

Leonard C. Marais, Luan Nieuwoudt, Adisha Nansook, Aditya Menon, and Natividad Benito

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Tuberculosis (TB) primarily involves the lungs, but it may spread to other sites including joints. TB arthritis, is relatively rare, but it can result in severe damage to the joint and, ultimately, significant functional impairment. This article reviews the current literature on the topic and identifies key areas where further scientific research is needed to improve the diagnosis and management of the disease.