Our expert says:
Spinal tuberculosis is very rare. It is not contagious, unless the person also has respiratory tuberculosis. In some instances, the tuberculosis does not cause a respiratory infection but rather lodges in any part of the body, like for instance the spine. To the patient, it is very painful and causes a lot of tissue damage. You can consult your nearest pathology lab to have sputum samples taken to exclude tuberculosis.
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