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Rising Cases of Tuberculosis of Spine Cause Concern

by Kathy Jones on March 25, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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 Rising Cases of Tuberculosis of Spine Cause Concern

Leading doctors in the country are worried over the rising rates of tuberculosis of the spine with the medical experts saying that people should check up with their doctors at the first sign of the disease's symptoms.

Known as Pott's disease, the tuberculosis of spine affects more than 1.5 lakh Indians. The symptoms of the disease include low fever, persistent backache, loss of appetite and a hump in the back.

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Later on the patient may even suffer from paralysis of limbs while the bacteria are also responsible for the destruction of bones.

"There are effective drugs against tuberculosis and the disease can be completely cured with early detection and prompt treatment. Primary care physicians should also know the problem and refer cases with dangerous signs to specialists. Early detection and prolonged treatment with appropriate drugs as per national guidelines is necessary", Oyster and Pearl Hospital's Dr Rajesh Parasnis said.


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