Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 5th, 2003
Scientists in Morocco described "the case of a 72-year-old woman who developed osteoarticular tuberculosis after dynamic hip screw osteosynthesis for a pertrocanteric fracture."
"Necrosis of the head and disassembly of the prosthetic material ensued," according to B. Sennoune and coauthors at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Ibn Rochd in Casablanca.
"This patient had no history of pulmonary or extra-pulmonary tuberculosis," they said. "Certain diagnosis was established on the basis of pathology findings and successful antibiotic treatment associated with surgery:...
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