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Table of ContentsI.AcknowledgementII.IntroductionIII.AssessmentI. Personal dataII. Medical HistoryA.History of present illnessB.Past Medical HistoryC.Family Medical HistoryD.Personal and Social historyIV.Physical assessmentV.Anatomy and PhysiologyVI.PathophysiologyVII.Nursing Care Plan
 
VIII.Drug StudyIX.Discharge PlanningACKNOWLEDGEMENTThis case study on Pott’s disease would not bepossible without those people who continually helpedand contributed in the said case study. My heartfeltexpression of appreciation goes out to each and everyone of you.First and foremost, I would like to thank the West Bstaff of EAMC for generously giving me their time.To our Professor, Mam Diente,Mam Donnie for patiently supervising and assisting us with your knowledge, as we gradually go through the process of doing the case study itself, our sincerest thanks.To our patient, for the generous time extended for me to explore this case; and for giving me his fullcooperation and kindness that helped me complete theneeded information for this paper.Also, to our friends and classmates, who, like me,managed to encourage and support each other amidstevery discouragement and difficulty, Thank you.
 
To my parents, for supporting me all the way,providing me with everything I need, financially andemotionally. All of those things are genuinelyappreciated.Last but not the least, to our Almighty Father, for his unceasing guidance and blessings, for constantlygiving me hope, courage, and patience. Truly, none of this is possible without you.INTRODUCTION
Tuberculosis (TB) of the spine also known as
Potts disease, Pott’s Caries, David's disease,Tuberculosis spondylitis
and
Pott's curvature
,is the most common site of bone infection inTB. The lower thoracic and upper lumbarvertebrae are the areas of the spine most oftenaffected. The original name was formed after
, a London surgeon, who firststudied the disease. When he died,
Patrick David 
was the one who continued his work.Pott’s disease results from haematogenousspread of tuberculosis (mycobacteriumtuberculosis) from other sites. The infectionthen spreads from two adjacent vertebrae intothe adjoining disc space. If only one vertebrais affected, the disc is normal,but if two areinvolved the intervertebral disc, which isavascular, cannot receive nutrients andcollapses. The disc tissue dies and is brokendown by
caseation
, leading to vertebralnarrowing and eventually to vertebral collapse

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