Spinal tuberculosis in a 14-year-old immigrant in the Netherlands

Gijs Th J Van Well, Lonneke B. Van Der Mark, R. Jeroen Vermeulen, Barend J. Van Royen, Paul I J M Wuisman, A. Marceline Van Furth

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We present a case of Pott's disease, where the patient presented with neurological impairment due to vertebral granulomatous necrosis, needing immediate decompression and later stabilizing and reconstructive orthopaedic surgery, in order to create awareness for TB in general, especially this forgotten form of spinal tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1071-1073
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean journal of pediatrics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2007


  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal tuberculosis

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