Long standing healed tubercular kyphosis and overlying skin infection with localized collection: an underreported complication

Ganesh S. Dharmshaktu


The sequelae of healed post-tubercular spine infection often results in ankylosed and fused vertebrae producing kyphosis of varied presentation. The natural bony ankylosis thus helps stabilization of the diseased segment while the infection heals and is the end result of a successful treatment. The complications related to the residual deformity depend on the site, magnitude and associated degree of damage during the course of disease.


Tuberculosis, Spine, Kyphosis, Infection, Treatment

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