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Tuberculous spondylodiscitis: a diagnostic problem

Daniel Coutinho, Rita Linhas, David Ara˙jo, Rolando Freitas, Raquel Duarte
Tuberculous spondylodiscitis: a diagnostic problem
Dear Editor,
Tuberculosis (TB) involves both pulmonary and extrapulmonary sites. Skeletal involvement is reported in 1-10% of all TB patients(1-3). Tuberculous spondylodiscitis (TS) is the most common cause of vertebral body infection and is usually linked to large migratory movements from endemic TB areas, low social income, unemployment, poor nutrition, and poor living facilities.