- Decreased movement in the joints
Excessive sweating, especially at night Joint swellingwith warm, tender joints
fever Muscle atrophy
- Muscle spasms
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness below the infection (if the spine is involved)
- Weight loss or loss of appetite
Note: The condition usually starts slowly and usually involves only one joint.
Signs and tests
A physical examination shows swelling and irritation (inflammation) of the joint.
Aspirationof fluid in the joint Biopsyof the joint to detect the bacteria that causes TB Chest x-ray
- CT scan of the spine
Joint x-rays Tuberculin skin test(also called PPD)