Pott disease

Pott disease
also called  tuberculous spondylitis  or  tuberculosis of the spine 

      disease caused by infection of the spinal column, or vertebral column, by the tuberculosis bacillus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Pott disease is characterized by softening and collapse of the vertebrae (vertebral column), often resulting in a hunchback curvature of the spine (spine, curvature of the). The condition is named after an English surgeon, Sir Percivall Pott, who described it in a monograph published in 1779. The infection begins in the body of the vertebra (the most common site of bone tuberculosis) and spreads slowly to contiguous structures. Abscesses may form and drain into soft tissues adjacent to the spine, causing pain in sites distant from the infection. Occasionally the spinal nerves are affected, and paralysis may result. Affected persons complain of pain on movement and tend to assume a protective, stiff position. The course of the disease is slow, lasting months or years. Treatment includes chemotherapy against the M. tuberculosis bacillus and orthopedic care of the spinal column. Modern treatment has made Pott disease rare in developed countries, but in less-developed countries it still accounts for up to 2 percent of all tuberculosis cases and particularly affects children.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Pott's disease — Pott s dis*ease (Med.) Caries of the vertebr[ae], frequently resulting in curvature of the spine and paralysis of the lower extremities; so named from Percival Pott, an English surgeon. [1913 Webster] {Pott s fracture}, a fracture of the lower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pott's fracture — Classification and external resources ICD 10 S82.6 ICD 9 824.4 …   Wikipedia

  • Pott's disease — Pott s′ disease [[t]pɒts[/t]] n. pat caries of the bodies of the vertebrae, often resulting in marked curvature of the spine • Etymology: 1825–35; after Percival Pott (1714–88), British surgeon, who described it …   From formal English to slang

  • Pott's disease — [päts′] n. [after Percival Pott (1714 88), Eng surgeon] tuberculous caries of the vertebrae, resulting in curvature of the spine …   English World dictionary

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  • Pott'sdisease — Pott s disease (pŏts) n. Partial destruction of the vertebral bones, usually caused by a tuberculous infection and often producing curvature of the spine.   [After PercivalPott (1714 1788), British surgeon.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pott's disease — noun TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spine • Hypernyms: ↑tuberculosis, ↑TB, ↑T.B. * * * ˈpäts noun Usage: usually capitalized P Etymology: after Percivall Pott died 1788 English surgeon …   Useful english dictionary

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