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Four Cases of Spinal Tuberculosis Within 7 Months at a Community-Based Hospital

Fujita, Hiroshi MD*; Shinha, Takashi MD*; Sharma, Kavita MD; Sepkowitz, Douglas MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182887618
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Abstract

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.

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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: vague-nouvelle@hotmail.co.jp

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.