Pott's disease(redirected from TB spine)
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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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(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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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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|Noun||1.||Pott's disease - TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spine|
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