Il morbo di Pott: Attuali orientamenti diagnostici e terapeutici

O. Mazza, G. Logroscino, E. Pola, A. G. Aulisa, G. Mastantuoni, L. Aulisa

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Spinal tuberculosis, or Pott's disease, has been known since ancient times; it was a common orthopaedic illness until 1950, but the progress of specific therapies confined it to third word countries; its resurgency in recent years in developed countries is due to drug resistence, immigration from endemic areas, and an increase in immunodeficient patients. Spinal disease is found in about 1% of all tuberculosis cases. Modern treatment consists of a diagnostic phase, based on clinical findings and imaging exams, and of a medical and surgical therapy. Our patients have been treated with a three antibiotic drugs scheme, and undervent early surgical treatment, in order to assure the courettage of the lesion and obtain spine stabilization, so as to avoid spinal deformity.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)369-376
Number of pages8
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001

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