Which factors determine the presentation of Pott disease (tuberculous [TB] spondylitis)?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Jose A Hidalgo, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Answer

The presentation of Pott disease depends on the following [22] :

  • Stage of disease

  • Affected site

  • Presence of complications such as neurologic deficits, abscesses, or sinus tracts

Patients with Pott disease may have history of pulmonary tuberculosis or concomitant disease. A large 2019 series reported that 26.6% of patients had concomitant pulmonary tuberculosis. [23]


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