What is Pott disease? Is it a serious condition? Can it be cured ?
Hello, What is Pott disease? Is it a serious condition? Can it be cured ? One of my distant relatives got this problem. He is 45 years old and living alone. That is the reason it is a matter of concern. Please leave your comments on this.
@nabamita Pott's Disease, also known as tuberculosis spondylitis, is a rare infectious disease of the spine which is typically caused by an extraspinal infection. It begins when tuberculosis spreads to the spine. Tuberculosis is an airborne infection that begins when an individual inhales mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes the disease. It is the most dangerous form of musculoskeletal tuberculosis because it can cause bone destruction, deformity, and paraplegia. Pott disease most commonly involves the thoracic and lumbosacral spine. The current medical treatments of spinal surgery and anti-TB chemotherapy are extremely successful at treating and reversing the damage of Pott's Disease, especially if it is caught early.