• Recent onset neck pain with associated neurological deficit--Pott's disease remains an important differential diagnosis.

      Bourke, M G; Coyle, D; Murphy, C G; Madhavan, A; McCabe, J P; Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, University College Hospital Galway. mikebourkecork@yahoo.co.uk (2010-11-05)
      The incidence of spinal tuberculosis is increasing in developed nations. In Ireland, half of all cases seen in the most recent decade for which figures are available were diagnosed in 2005-2007, the three most recent years for which there is complete data. We discuss a patient who presented with neurological complications due to destructive spinal tuberculous disease affecting the sixth cervical vertebra.