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Vol 88, No 6 (2020)
Case report
Published online: 2020-10-27
Submitted: 2020-04-02
Accepted: 2020-06-17
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Pott disease: when lumbar pain is not innocent

Evgenia Kalamara, Evangelos Ballas, Guergana Petrova
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2020.0154
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Pubmed: 33393654
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Adv Respir Med 2020;88(6):608-611.

open access

Vol 88, No 6 (2020)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2020-10-27
Submitted: 2020-04-02
Accepted: 2020-06-17

Abstract

Tuberculosis is a mycobacterial infection that can affect the lungs as well as other organs. The involvement of the spine, although rare, can have major consequences if not diagnosed and treated in a timely and effective manner, such as residual deformities and neurological deficits. On occasion, the atypical presentation of tuberculous spondylitis may cause a delay in treatment and therefore lead to less favorable outcomes. In this article, we present a rare case of progressed tuberculous infection involving the respiratory and musculoskeletal system in a 36-year-old patient whose main complaints were non-specific and mild, and started only two weeks before his diagnosis, despite the advanced disease.

Abstract

Tuberculosis is a mycobacterial infection that can affect the lungs as well as other organs. The involvement of the spine, although rare, can have major consequences if not diagnosed and treated in a timely and effective manner, such as residual deformities and neurological deficits. On occasion, the atypical presentation of tuberculous spondylitis may cause a delay in treatment and therefore lead to less favorable outcomes. In this article, we present a rare case of progressed tuberculous infection involving the respiratory and musculoskeletal system in a 36-year-old patient whose main complaints were non-specific and mild, and started only two weeks before his diagnosis, despite the advanced disease.

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Keywords

Pott disease; tuberculous spondylitis; extrathoracic tuberculosis; lumbar pain; tuberculosis

About this article
Title

Pott disease: when lumbar pain is not innocent

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 88, No 6 (2020)

Article type

Case report

Pages

608-611

Published online

2020-10-27

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2020.0154

Pubmed

33393654

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2020;88(6):608-611.

Keywords

Pott disease
tuberculous spondylitis
extrathoracic tuberculosis
lumbar pain
tuberculosis

Authors

Evgenia Kalamara
Evangelos Ballas
Guergana Petrova

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