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Revista chilena de infectología

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VILLAFANE, María F; CORTI, Marcelo; PALMIERI, Omar  and  CASTRO, Maximiliano. Hip tuberculosis: Case report and literature review. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.5, pp.580-583. ISSN 0716-1018.

Osteoarticular tuberculosis is a rare complication of the disseminated disease and appears, in different series, between 10% to 20%, trough hematogenous spread. Tuberculosis hip involvement is less than 10% of all the cases of osteoarticular tuberculosis. The diagnosis is confirmed by the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in samples obtained from joint fluid or synovial membrane biopsy by direct examination and culture, in order to perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Here, we present a patient infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who developed a disseminated tuberculosis with affection of the hip in the context of the immunodeficiency related with the retrovirus.

Keywords : Mycobacterium tuberculosis; hip tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS.

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