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Pott's paraplegia

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Paraplegia caused by spinal cord compression and abscesses in tuberculous spondylitis (Pott disease). Described by Pott in 1782 in the same two books as Pott's disease.


  • P. Pott:
    Remarks on that Kind of Palsy of the Lower Limbs Which is Frequently Found to Accompany a Curvature of the Spine, and is Supposed to be Caused by it. Together with its Method of Cure.
    London, J. Johnson, 1779. Farther Remarks on the Useless State of the Lower Limbs, in Consequence of a Curvature of the Spine: Being a Supplement to a Former Treatise on that Subject.
    London, 1782.

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