What is the role of drainage procedures in the 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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Answer

Some cases of Pott disease are diagnosed following an open drainage procedure (eg, following presentation with acute neurologic deterioration).


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