Four Cases of Spinal Tuberculosis Within 7 Months at a Community-Based HospitalFujita, Hiroshi MD*; Shinha, Takashi MD*; Sharma, Kavita MD†; Sepkowitz, Douglas MD‡Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: July 2013 - Volume 21 - Issue 4 - p 233–234 doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182887618 Review Articles Abstract Author Information Abstract: Spinal tuberculosis is rare in the United States. Among the 914 tuberculosis cases in New York city in 2007, there were only 19 cases (2%) involving bone/joint as the primary site. It was surprising when there were 4 new cases within 7 months in our hospital in Brooklyn, New York City. From the *SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Long Island College Hospital; †Maimonides Medical Center; and ‡Department of Infectious Disease, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Long Island College Hospital, New York, NY. Correspondence to: Hiroshi Fujita, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Long Island College Hospital, 339 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose. © 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.