What should be included in the physical exam for 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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The physical examination in Pott disease should include the following:

  • Careful assessment of spinal alignment

  • Inspection of skin, with attention to detection of sinuses

  • Abdominal evaluation for subcutaneous flank mass

  • Meticulous neurologic examination


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