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

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

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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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