Patient Profiles of Pott’s Diseases: Experience of 50 Cases in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Dhaka City


  • Md Shafiul Alam Assistant Professor, Department of Gamma Knife Neurosurgery,National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka
  • Amir Mohammad Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Neurosciences, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka
  • Tayseer Farzana Consultant, Department of Radiology and Imaging, Popular Diagnostic Center, Mirpur Branch, Dhaka
  • Md Abdus Salam Associate Professor, Department of Neurotrauma Surgery, National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital, Dhaka,
  • Abdur Rabban Talukder Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Shaheed M. Monsur Ali Medical College, Sirajganj



Socio-demographic characteristics, Pott’s disease, spinal tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis


Background: Spinal tuberculosis is a great problem in the health sector.

Objective: The purpose of the present study was to see the see the socio-demographic characteristics of spinal tuberculosis patients. 

Methodology: This study was designed as descriptive cross sectional study which was carried out in the Department of Neurosurgery at Dhaka Medical College Hospital during the period of January 2002 to December 2004 for a period of two (2) years. All the patients who were presented with spinal tuberculosis at any age with both sexes were included as study population. The details of socio-economic condition were recorded of all the patients. Confirmation of spinal tuberculosis was made by CT-scan and MRI. Finally biopsy was done to confirm the cases by histopathology.

Results: In this study, 50 cases of tuberculosis of the spine patients were recruited for this study. The mean age with SD was 25.4±18.65 years. The sex distribution shows male preponderance with a male and female ratio of 1.63:1. Regarding the socioeconomic status 33 (66%) patients came from low class society. In this study majority of the study population were illiterate which was 19(38.0%) cases. Most of the patients were day labourer which was 17(34.0%) cases.

Conclusion: In conclusion young adult male patients are most commonly affected by spinal tuberculosis.

Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh, 2016;2(2): 48-50


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How to Cite

Alam, M. S., Khan, A. M., Farzana, T., Salam, M. A., & Talukder, A. R. (2017). Patient Profiles of Pott’s Diseases: Experience of 50 Cases in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Dhaka City. Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh, 2(2), 48–50.



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