Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by the tuberculosis bacterium and it may affect the knee and cause a destructive arthritis.

 

Tuberculosis of the knee

TB does not only affect the chest - it affects other organs as well, including the knee where it is important to cure the infection before the joint is destroyed.

Synonyms: 
TB
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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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