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Vol. XXXV, No. 2 (June 2021)

Upper cervical spine tuberculosis: A case report

Published
2021-06-15

Abstract

Tuberculosis is an infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis; mainly affects the lungs; spinal tuberculosis presents 6 % of the extrapulmonary locations; Upper cervical spine tuberculosis is a rare condition and counts only 0.3 to 1 % of all spinal tuberculosis; that makes it a rare condition studied by few case reports. We report a case of upper cervical spine tuberculosis of the atlantoaxial facet joint.