IJSRP, Volume 13, Issue 8, August 2023 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
John Alvin B. Gellangarin, Mylo N. Soriaso
Tuberculous spondylitis, also known as Pott’s Disease, refers to a vertebral osteomyelitis and intervertebral discitis affecting the spinal column causing vertebral destruction, deformity, instability, and neurologic deficits. Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that has been known since the ancient times. Before the discovery of the TB bacterium by Robert Koch in 1882, the treatment was primarily supportive and typically resulted in poor outcomes. With the contemporary development of diagnostic tests, effective antituberculosis medications, and surgical techniques has resulted into better outcomes giving hope to patients affected by the disease. The primary objective of this study is to determine the clinicodemographic profile of patients diagnosed with tuberculous spondylitis in West Visayas State University- Medical Center, Iloilo City from January 2016 to December 2020. A Cross-sectional descriptive chart review of 28 patients with tuberculous spondylitis who satisfy the inclusion and exclusion criteria were reviewed from the hospital record database from January 2016 to December 2021.