Pott’s Disease in a 3 Years Old Italian Child: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Alessandro Porta*, Francesca Lizzoli, Elisabetta Racchi, Cristina Scaramuzza, Luciana Parola
Department of Pediatric, Neonatal and Neonatal Pathology Departments, Hospital “G. Fornaroli” - ASST Ovest Milanese, Magenta, Milan, Italy
Tuberculosis (TB) is currently a major health problem, in particular in developing countries and in HIV positive people. Tubercular spondylodiscitis is the most common type of skeletal TB, more frequent in children than adults. It is rarely reported in developed countries.
We describe a 3 years-old Italian girl who referred to our hospital with back pain and walking deficiency; she had a very good outcome with anti-tubercular treatment and orthopedic follow-up.
Early recognition and treatment of this tubercular complication are very important due to its possible complications: bone destruction, spinal deformity, neurologic and orthopedic complications.
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