Tuberculosis of spine
Shanmugasundaram, T.K. (1982) Tuberculosis of spine. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 29 (4). pp. 213-221.
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Skeletal tuberculosis continues to be prevalent in countries where pulmonary tuber- culosis is still rampant. The localization in the spine is the commonest manifestation of skeletal tuberculosis. Thanks to the advent of chemo- therapeutic agents specific against tubercle bacillus, recent times have witnessed exciting changes in the philosophy of management of tuberculosis of spine. Hence a review of history, diagnosis and current status is apposite.
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