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 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: email@example.com The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose. © 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.