Tuberculous myositis: a rare but existing clinical entity.

  title={Tuberculous myositis: a rare but existing clinical entity.},
  author={Jiun-Ling Wang and L. N. Lee and Po Ren Hsueh and James Yao-Ming Shih and Y L Chang and Pan Yang and K. T. Luh},
  volume={42 7},
OBJECTIVES To investigate the clinical characteristics of patients with tuberculous myositis. METHODS From January 1996 to March 2001, patients with positive cultures of Mycobacterium tuberculosis or histology-proven caseous granulomatous inflammation from muscular specimens were identified and their medical records were reviewed. RESULTS Thirty-five patients were identified. Infection-related myositis was initially suspected in 20 patients (57.1%). The routes of infection were contiguous… CONTINUE READING