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

European Journal of Pediatrics

radiography, Adolescent, pathology, epidemiology, Tuberculosis, Spinal, Netherlands, Locomotion, Humans, ethnology, Ghana, Emigrants and Immigrants, Communicable Diseases, Emerging

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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.

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      10.1007/s00431-006-0347-1
      17102970

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