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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
- Skeletal involvement occurs approximately in 10% of patients with extrapulmonary tuberculosis.
- Spinal tuberculosis is the most commonly affected site in skeletal tuberculosis and accounts for 50% of cases with skeletal tuberculosis.
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.
In the Netherlands, musculoskeletal tuberculosis accounted for 3.5% of all tuberculosis cases between 1993 and 2001.
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.
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