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Recognize the Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Tuberculosis

TB disease does not only occur in the lungs, but can also occur in organs and other body parts. One part of the body that can get TB is the spine. Recognize the causes and symptoms of spinal tuberculosis, so they can be avoided and not too late to be treated. Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the entry of the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis into the lungs. But in certain conditions, this bacterium can actually spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream. If that happens, a condition called extra-pulmonary TB or TB that occurs outside the lungs will appear. Spinal tuberculosis is also known by another name namely TB spondylitis (Pott's disease). The part of the spine that is most often attacked by spinal tuberculosis is the spine in the lower thoracic area and the upper spine. If the TB bacteria spreads to the adjacent vertebrae, infection can occur in the cushions between two vertebrae, which are called intervertebral discs. If these pads…
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