Tuberculous Knee Joint - A Case Report

Arvin Raj, Goonasegaran and Lik Han, Ong and Faris, Kamaruddin (2016) Tuberculous Knee Joint - A Case Report. MOA Scientific Meeting Abstract supplement, 10. ISSN 1985-2533

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Tuberculosis is an ancient disease that is still a major morbidity worlwide. Along with the increase in prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis, skeletal tuberculosis seems to be on the rise too. The complication of joint related tuberculosis can be very disabling and may impede the function of an individual if left untreated.The incidence of extrapulmonary tuberculosis is ranging from 2- 20% and in Malaysia it represents 10% of cases, of which skeletal tuberculosis may range from 1-20% ofall extrapulmonary tuberculosis. In Sarawak, osteoarticular tuberculosis has been encountered in the spine, hip, knee, elbow and wrist.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuberculosis, pulmonary tuberculosis, skeletal, ancient disease, spine, hip, knee, elbow and wrist.
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Han
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2022 02:44
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 02:44

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