Pott's Disease: An Emerging Source of Potentially Inappropriate Treatment

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Spinal Tuberculosis in children is uncommon, even more so in cases of involvement of posterior vertebral elements, and its diagnosis is often delayed. Here we report the case of a young female presenting neuroradiological features and clinical symptoms suspicious for malignant tumor. Histological examination of biopsy specimen evidenced a Pott's disease. We highlight the importance of suspecting this disorder in children with both aspecific systemic and neurological symptoms, in order to reach a timely diagnosis for appropriate and targeted intervention, avoiding the risk of overtreatment and malpractice claims.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-335
Number of pages2
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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