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Table 2 Clinical Presentation

From: Evaluation of patients admitted with musculoskeletal tuberculosis: sixteen years’ experience from a single center in Turkey

Variable n %
Symptoms
 - Back pain 22 70.9
 - Mass on back and neck 1 3.2
 - Knee pain 1 3.2
 - Wrist swelling 1 3.2
 - Chest pain 1 3.2
 - Hand pain 1 3.2
 - Shoulder pain 2 6.5
 - Abdominal/hip pain 1 3.2
Location
 - Vertebra 23 74.2
 - Hand 2 6.5
 - Knee joint 1 3.2
 - Costa 1 3.2
 - Shoulder 1 3.2
 - Patella 1 3.2
 - Psoas muscle 2 6.5
Vertebra Location
 - Thoracic 10 32.3
 - Lumbar 12 38.7
 - Sacrococcygeal 1 3.2
Center of Diagnosis
 - Secondary 13 41.9
 - Tertiary 18 58.1
Treatment duration (months)a 12.9± 5.5 & 12.0 (1.3-27.7)
Outcome
 - Treatment completed 26 83.8
 - Treatment is going on 3 9.6
 - Exitus 1 3.2
 - Leaved treatment 1 3.2
Primer TB 29 93.5
Recurrence TB 2 6.5
Treatment Regimen
 - HRZE 29 93.5
 - HRZE + S 2 6.5
  1. TB Tuberculosis, HRZE isoniazid + rifampicin + ethambutol + pyrazinamide, HRZE + S isoniazid + rifampicin + ethambutol + pyrazinamide + streptomycin
  2. amean ± S.D & median (percentile 25-percentile 75)