Who is at risk for osteoarticular TB?
• Female sex
• Age >65 years
• Immigrants from endemic countries
• Alcoholics and drug abusers
• HIV-positive patients
• Immunosuppressed patients
• Patients treated with immunosuppressive therapy including biologics (tumor necrosis factor [TNF] antagonists > others)
Glucocorticoids at prednisone dose ≥10 mg/day significantly adds to these risk factors.