POTT'S SPINE: A TUBERCULAR SPONDYLITIS DISEASE DEVELOPED DUE TO IMPROPER TREATMENT OF MDR-TB

Sarah Yalla, Uma Sankar Viriti, Devi Nayana Priyanka Rongali, Divya Uppada, Snehalatha Siriparapu, Bhavani Eppili

Abstract


Pott’s disease, also known as tuberculous spondylitis, is one of the oldest demonstrated diseases of humankind. Pott's disease is named after Percival Pott (1714-1788) who was a surgeon in London.  Tuberculous involvement of the spine has the potential to cause serious morbidity, including permanent neurologic deficits and severe deformities. Potential constitutional symptoms of Pott’s disease include weakness, loss of appetite, loss of weight, evening rise of temperature etc… Clinical findings include back pain, paraparesis, kyphosis. Management of this involves medical treatment, surgery (in case of disease progression or failure of treatment) and physical treatment. In this case study, a 30 year old female patient was admitted in hospital with a complaint of hotness of body, pain in spinal region since 1 year. From her past medical history and other imaging tests she was diagnosed with Pott spine. The patient was treated for the concerned disease or the patient was given symptomatic treatment. At the time of discharge as clinical pharmacists, we counseled the patient regarding the factors aggravating the disease and importance of medication adherence and also particularly about the physical therapy.


Keywords


tuberculous spondylitis, neurologic deficits, paraparesis.

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