"a case of Pott's disease"
Pott's Disease in an Egyptian mummy
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Tuberculosis of the spine is known as Pott's disease. Hips and knees are also often impacted by this disease. Pott's disease is usually caused when tuberculosis spreads from other areas of the body. It progresses slowly, often causing lower back pain, swelling, and paralysis.