Definition of Pott's disease
: tuberculosis of the spine with destruction of bone resulting in curvature of the spine
Origin and Etymology of pott's disease
Percivall Pott †1788 English surgeon
First Known Use: 1835
Medical Definition of Pott's disease
: tuberculosis of the spine with destruction of bone resulting in curvature of the spine and occasionally in paralysis of the lower extremities
Biographical Note for pott's disease
Percivall (1714–1788), British surgeon. The leading surgeon in London in his time, Pott did much to improve the lot and reputation of surgeons. He is best known for three important medical contributions. In 1768 he published a seminal work on fractures and dislocations. In 1779 he described a form of spinal disease that accompanies curvature of the spine; it is now known as Pott's disease. In 1760 he described osteomyelitis of the calvarium.
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