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From: Tuberculous spondylitis diagnosed through Xpert MTB/RIF assay in urine: a case report

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Lumbar Radiographies of Both Patients. a Patient 1: Lumbar lateral X-ray showing harmonic lordosis, regular spinal alignment, normal height of vertebral bodies, noticeable reduction of intervertebral space between L4 and L5, small calcification in the anterior longitudinal ligament between L4 and L5, with no obvious destruction of vertebra L4 and L5. b Patient 2: Lumbosacral X-ray showing straightening of thoraco-lumbar region, regular spinal alignment, reduced height of vertebra L3 with moderate angulation of the vertebral body, lateral and ventral osteophytes, reduced intervertebral spaces, maximum at L3/L4 and sclerosis of intervertebral joints maximum at L4/L5 and L5/S1

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