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A Pott diagnosis

BMJ 2023; 381 doi: (Published 01 June 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;381:e073764
  1. Hongyu Wang, attending physician1 2,
  2. Songlin Peng, chief physician1 2 3
  1. 1Department of Spine Surgery, Shenzhen People’s Hospital/The First Affiliated Hospital of Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
  2. 2Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Reconstruction of Structure and Function in Sports System, Shenzhen, China
  3. 3Shenzhen Clinical Research Centre for Geriatrics, Shenzhen People’s Hospital/The Second Clinical Medical College of Jinan University
  1. Correspondence to: S Peng pengsonglin{at}

This is spinal tuberculosis on a midline T2 weighted sagittal magnetic resonance image of the spine of a woman in her 20s (fig 1). She had experienced intermittent, dull low back pain for two …

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