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Clinical case review

Signs of spinal tuberculosis

Angus Gray, Thomas Gottlieb

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Abstract

A 68-year-old woman, recently arrived from Sri Lanka to live with her family in Australia, presented with severe back pain of sudden onset. Spinal x-rays were consistent with Pott’s disease. How should she be managed?

Article Extract

This brief article provides commentaries by an orthopaedic surgeon and by an infectious diseases specialist.

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