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Suggest treatment for bone tb

back pain with fever suspected initially as typhoid was later diagnosed as bone tb with pus formation in the spinal chord. Treatment commenced late as it was earlier treated for typhoid. After 3-4 months patient developed weakness and unable to walk without support with deformity of back bending forward and compression in the upper back. Consulting another specealist revealed that pus was required to be drained out in th begining with surgery which was not advised that time.Though medicines for tb is continued, let me know further treatment and chances of recovery and also if the patient will be able to walk as earlier. He is 65 yrs old
Fri, 15 May 2020
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Hello,

The pus must be drained as soon as possible ,if the pus is drained properly there is high chances that patient will recover.and anti tuberculosis drugs has to be continued for 18 months even after surgery.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Jaideep Gaver
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Suggest treatment for bone tb

Hello, The pus must be drained as soon as possible ,if the pus is drained properly there is high chances that patient will recover.and anti tuberculosis drugs has to be continued for 18 months even after surgery. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Jaideep Gaver