What conditions should be considered in the differential diagnosis 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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Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of Pott disease include the following:

  • Spinal tumors

  • Mycobacterium kansasii

  • Nocardiosis

  • Paracoccidioidomycosis

  • Septic arthritis

  • Spinal cord abscess

  • Other granulomatous processes, particularly brucellosis [27]


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