volume 19, issue 4, P819-830 2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2005.07.008
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Abstract: Physicians can expect to see more mycobacterial bone and joint disease in North America as a result of increased travel, immigration, and use of immunosuppressive medications. The first step in treating infections caused by these organisms is to consider the diagnosis early in the course of illness. Long-standing untreated mycobacterial infections typically cause significant bone destruction and loss of function. The treatment of mycobacterial bone and joint infection requires prolonged antibiotic therapy, oft…

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