Pott’s disease is also called the tuberculosis of the spine. This is only a rare disease considered infectious that is usually caused by extraspinal infection. This condition is arthritis and osteomyelitis combination that also involves multiple vertebrae. In most cases, the anterior part of the vertebral body is affected. This part is adjacent to the subchondral plate and in the lower part of thoracic vertebrae.


Physical Findings: Muscle spasms, deformed spine, localized tenderness, Neurological deficits, spinal motion is restricted.

Back Pain is the most common and earliest sign of the disease. It can be experienced for weeks prior before the patient gets a consultation. The pain is due to spinal tuberculosis presented radicular or spinal.

Neurological findings: Paresis, paraplegia, the sensation is impaired, pain of the nerve root, cauda equina syndrome.

Constitutional signs: There can be weight loss, night sweats, malaise, and fever.


Treatment medication is quite similar to tuberculosis of the lungs. There is Isoniazid, Rifampin, Streptomycin, Ethambutol, Pyrazinamide.

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  1. May 12, 2019

    Actually Tuberculosis begins in the lungs when you inhale air that contains Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or the bacteria that causes TB. Tuberculosis can affect several tissues outside the lungs including the spine, a kind of tuberculous arthritis of the intervertebral joints.This can develop into Pott’s Disease if the infection spreads from the lungs to the spine. Mtb infects the joints of the spine, causing a form of spinal arthritis.

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