Clinical Presentation of Potts disease of the Spine in Adult Sudanese PatientsElbashir G Ahmed1, Nour Eldaim E Elbadawi2*, Elwathiq K Ibrahim3 and Mamoun M Mohammed4
- *Corresponding Author:
- NourEldaim Elnoman Elbadawi
Department of Biochemistry
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
University of Kassala, Kassala, Sudan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 26, 2013; Accepted date: February 28, 2013; Published date: March 04, 2013
Citation: Ahmed EG, Elbadawi NEE, Ibrahim EK, Mohammed MM (2013) Clinical Presentation of Pott’s disease of the Spine in Adult Sudanese Patients. J Med Microb Diagn 2:120. doi:10.4172/2161-0703.1000120
Copyright: © 2013 Ahmed EG, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Tuberculosis (TB) of the spine (Pott’s disease) is the commonest and most dangerous form of skeletal TB. Delay in establishing diagnosis and management can cause spinal cord compression and spinal deformity resulting in serious neurological deficit and bad prognosis. This was a prospective hospital-based study investigating the data on hundred cases of Pott’s disease presented to Khartoum Teaching Hospital during the period from 2008 to 2010. 60 patients were females and 40 were males. The mean age of our patients was ± 41. The course of the disease was progressive and of gradual onset in the majority of the cases. 76% of our study group was presented with neurological deficits ranging from lower limb anesthesia, numbness, trunk weakness, root pain, muscle pain and flexion spasm.