Pott's disease


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Pott's disease

[′päts di‚zēz]
(medicine)
Abnormal backward curvature of the spine caused by tuberculous osteitis.
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Tuberculosis of the spine (Pott's disease) presenting as "compression fractures".
Transplantation of a portion of the tibia into the spine for Pott's disease. A preliminary report.
One of the many presentations is tuberculosis of the spine, or Pott's disease. This clinical entity is rare, but it should be strongly suspected in a patient who presents with a destructive lesion of the vertebra and a retropharyngeal mass that extends across the midline.
Disk herniation, compression fractures, prevertebral and epidural abscesses, and even para- or quadriplegia may result from spinal involvement of TB, a condition known as tuberculous spondylitis or Pott's disease. Lesions may congregate around disks, beginning anteriorly in the vertebral body and spreading to subchondral bone, causing disk herniation into the vertebral body, disk destruction, or vertebral collapse with anterior wedging.
Children were less frequently affected by pulmonary tuberculosis (which carried a poorer prognosis than in adults) (Morgan, 1934), but disproportionately exhibited tuberculosis of the growing bones, joints, and spine (Pott's Disease).
Among the 42 African immigrants with extrapulmonary TB, eight (19%) had TB of the spine (i.e., Pott's disease), compared with nine (7%) of 127 extrapulmonary TB cases in the other foreign-born patients (p=0.04).
Tuberculosis of the skeletal system often results in Pott's disease, named for British surgeon Percival Pott, who lived from 1713 to 1788.
Mijiyawa, "Sacrum Pott's disease: a rare location of spine tuberculosis, " The Egyptian Rheumatologist, vol.