Pott's disease

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Pott's disease

Tuberculosis of the spine, leading, if untreated, to destruction of the vertebral bones, curvature of the spine, and paraplegia.

[After Percival Pott (1714-1788), British surgeon.]
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Pott's disease

(Pathology) a disease of the spine, usually caused by tubercular infection and characterized by weakening and gradual disintegration of the vertebrae and the intervertebral discs
[C18: named after Percivall Pott (1714–88), English surgeon]
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Pott's′ disease`


caries of the bodies of the vertebrae, often resulting in marked curvature of the spine.
[1825–35; after Percival Pott (1714–88), British surgeon, who described it]
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Noun1.Pott's disease - TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spinePott's disease - TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spine
T.B., tuberculosis, TB - infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
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References in periodicals archive ?
Let's not forget that back bones also break from tumors (cancer), infection (Pott's disease, or tuberculosis of the spine), and more commonly, because of brittle bones (osteoporosis).
'This is going to be an inclusive, decent and accessible community for the deaf, blind and those with all kinds of disability at Brookside Hills in Cainta, Rizal,' said Montilla, herself a PWD who was diagnosed with Pott's disease, or tuberculosis of the bones.
Pott had a special interest in cancer epidemiology and is also credited with describing Pott's disease, Pott's fracture, and various malignancies.
Pellise, "Tuberculosis and Pott's disease, still very relevant health problems," European Spine Journal, vol.
A 73-year-old Caucasian male with past medical history of Pott's disease as a child, osteoarthritis of the right knee, and a right Baker's cyst presented to the Emergency department with complaints of worsening leg pain for two days and confusion for one day.
Ong, "Anterior spinal fusion: the operative approach and pathological findings in 412 patients with Pott's disease of the spine," British Journal of Surgery, vol.
Finally, one patient (Patient 2) had her CNT switched back to SNT due to urinary leakage secondary to her Pott's disease and severe scoliosis, leading to persistent exposure of one of the CNT holes.