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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Hardik Patel, M.D.; Aravind Kuchkuntla, M.B.B.S[2]


Spinal tuberculosis is the most common extrapulmonary tuberculosis affecting the skeletal system affecting 10% of the patients with extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. Pott's disease affects adults and is more common in males.

Epidemiology and Demographics

Incidence and Prevalence


Pott's disease occurs primarily in adults in the United States and other developed countries. In developing countries, it occurs primarily in young adults and older children.[2]


Pott's disease is more common in males (male-to-female ratio of 1.5-2:1).


Pott's disease primarily affects African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and foreign-born individuals.

Developed Countries

In the Netherlands, musculoskeletal tuberculosis accounted for 3.5% of all tuberculosis cases between 1993 and 2001.

Developing Countries

There are nearly 6 million radiologically proven cases of tuberculosis in India. Of all the patients suffering from tuberculosis, nearly 1–2% have involvement of the skeletal system. Pott's disease is the most common form of skeletal tuberculosis, and constitutes about 50% of all cases of skeletal tuberculosis.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Gautam MP, Karki P, Rijal S, Singh R (2005). "Pott's spine and paraplegia". JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc. 44 (159): 106–15. PMID 16570378.
  2. De la Garza Ramos R, Goodwin CR, Abu-Bonsrah N, Bydon A, Witham TF, Wolinsky JP; et al. (2016). "The epidemiology of spinal tuberculosis in the United States: an analysis of 2002-2011 data". J Neurosurg Spine: 1–6. doi:10.3171/2016.9.SPINE16174. PMID 27982765.