Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 6th, 2006
"We retrospectively compared magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of tuberculous (TB) spondylitis and pyogenic spondylitis" to "identify differences between the diseases.
"Clinical and imaging findings of the 2 diseases are hard to distinguish," "MRI may show important differences and aid in early diagnosis and treatment," investigators in Taiwan report.
According to M.C. Chang and colleagues at the National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine in Taipei, "We compared 22 MRI parameters in 33 patients with TB spondylitis...
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