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tu·ber·cu·lous spon·dy·li·tis

tuberculous infection of the spine associated with a sharp angulation of the spine at the point of disease.
Synonym(s): Pott disease

tuberculous spondylitis

a rare, grave form of tuberculosis caused by the invasion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis into the spinal vertebrae. The intervertebral disks may be destroyed, resulting in the collapse and wedging of affected vertebrae and the shortening and angulation of the spine. Thoracic vertebrae are more frequently involved than the vertebrae of the lumbar, cervical, or sacral segments of the spine. More than one area of the spine may be affected, and normal vertebrae may be evident between affected sections. The infection characteristically dissects vertebrae anterolaterally and produces abscesses. The pressure of the abscess may cause ischemic paralysis in the subjacent spinal cord, and abscesses in the cervical area may displace or obstruct the trachea and the esophagus. Treatment requires an extended regimen of at least three anti-tuberculosis drugs. Also called Pott's disease, spinal caries. See also tuberculosis.

tu·ber·cu·lous spon·dy·li·tis

(tū-bĕr'kyū-lŭs spon'di-lī'tis)
Tuberculous infection of the spine associated with a sharp angulation of the spine at the point of disease.
Synonym(s): Pott disease.

Pott,

Sir Percivall, English surgeon, 1713-1788.
Pott abscess - tuberculous abscess of the spine.
Pott aneurysm - dilation and tortuosity of a vein resulting from an acquired communication with an adjacent artery. Synonym(s): aneurysmal varix
Pott curvature - a gibbous deformity, i.e., a sharp angulation of the spine, occurring in Pott disease. Synonym(s): angular curvature
Pott disease - tuberculous infection of the spine associated with a sharp angulation of the spine at the point of disease. Synonym(s): tuberculous spondylitis
Pott eversion osteotomy
Pott fracture - fracture of the lower part of the fibula and of the malleolus of the tibia, with outward displacement of the foot.
Pott gangrene - dry gangrene occurring in the aged in consequence of occlusion of an artery, particularly affecting the extremities. Synonym(s): senile gangrene
Pott paralysis - Synonym(s): Pott paraplegia
Pott paraplegia - paralysis of the lower part of the body and the extremities due to pressure on the spinal cord as the result of tuberculous spondylitis. Synonym(s): Pott paralysis
Pott puffy tumor - a circumscribed swelling of the scalp indicating an underlying osteitis of the skull or an extradural abscess.
Pott spinal curvature
Pott I syndrome - Synonym(s): Dupuytren fracture
Pott II syndrome - dry gangrene caused by arterial obstruction. Synonym(s): senile gangrene

TB spine

; tuberculous spondylitis; Pott's disease tuberculous (TB) infection of vertebral column; characterized by sharp spinal angulation (due to collapse of infected vertebra), with associated neurological symptoms (radiculopathy, due to compression of local nerve roots)

tu·ber·cu·lous spon·dy·li·tis

(tū-bĕr'kyū-lŭs spon'di-lī'tis)
Tuberculous infection of the spine associated with a sharp angulation of the spine at the point of disease.
Synonym(s): Pott disease.
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Pott disease is a well-known condition in developing countries causing multiple spinal deformities in children.
The diagnosis of Pott disease is based on clinical presentation, radiographic evidence of spondylitis or spondylodiscitis, and identification of M.
In conclusion, although spinal osteomyelitis with psoas abscess is classically associated with Staphylococcus aureus infection, Pott disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis, especially in developing countries.