Tuberculosis arthritis and tenosynovitis.

  title={Tuberculosis arthritis and tenosynovitis.},
  author={Nuttaya Pattamapaspong and Malai Muttarak and Chate Sivasomboon},
  journal={Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology},
  volume={15 5},
The incidence of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB) has been rising due to the increasing number of immunosuppressed patients. Musculoskeletal system accounts for 25% of extrapulmonary TB. Most of the musculoskeletal TB involves the spine. TB of peripheral joints and tendons occur infrequently, but if untreated, it can cause serious joint and tendon destruction as well as spread of the infection to the surrounding bursa, muscle, and other soft tissues. The diagnosis of TB of joints and tendons is… CONTINUE READING