• Pleural
  • Musculoskeletal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for approximately 10% of all extrapulmonary TB cases in the United States and is the third most common type of extrapulmonary TB after pleural and lymphatic disease. (asmscience.org)
  • diseases
  • With computed tomography (CT) scanning and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), it is now possible to diagnose spinal tuberculosis at an early stage, differentiate it from other diseases, and objectively monitor the progress. (bmj.com)
  • True muscle weakness is a primary symptom of a variety of skeletal muscle diseases, including muscular dystrophy and inflammatory myopathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • General asthenia occurs in many chronic wasting diseases (such as tuberculosis and cancer), sleep disorders or chronic disorders of the heart, lungs or kidneys, and is probably most marked in diseases of the adrenal gland. (wikipedia.org)
  • characteristic
  • Prolonged contraction of skeletal muscle fibres is a characteristic sign of tetanus. (ygoy.com)
  • There have also been a claim of evidence of lesions characteristic of tuberculosis in a 500,000 years old Homo erectus fossile, although this finding is controversial. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most convincing case was found in the mummy of priest Nesperehen, discovered by Grebart in 1881, which featured evidence of spinal tuberculosis with the characteristic psoas abscesses. (wikipedia.org)
  • acquired immune d
  • 1, 2 There has been a resurgence of tuberculosis in the developed world because of acquired immune deficiency syndrome, organ transplantation, immunosuppression, and immigration. (bmj.com)
  • found
  • No pus was found in the spinal canal. (asahq.org)
  • Several clinical predictors of spinal tuberculosis have been evaluated but none has been found to be useful. (bmj.com)
  • They also found it related most closely to a tuberculosis strain in seals, and have theorized that these animals were the mode of transmission from Africa to South America. (wikipedia.org)