Pott's diseasePott's disease
tuberculous caries of the vertebrae, resulting in curvature of the spine
Origin of Pott's diseaseafter Percival Pott (1714-88), Eng surgeon
Tuberculosis of the spine, leading, if untreated, to destruction of the vertebral bones, curvature of the spine, and paraplegia.
Origin of Pott's diseaseAfter Percival Pott (1714-1788), British surgeon
After Percivall Pott (1714-1788), a London surgeon who trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.