Pediatric cervical disc calcification simulating tubercular spondylitis - A case report.

@article{Mahapatra2013PediatricCD,
  title={Pediatric cervical disc calcification simulating tubercular spondylitis - A case report.},
  author={Sudhir Kumar Mahapatra and Alok Sud and Anil K Mehtani},
  journal={Journal of clinical orthopaedics and trauma},
  year={2013},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={46-8}
}
Calcification of intervertebral disc in children is rare. It mostly affect lower cervical region and present with acute neck pain, torticolis, restriction of range of motion. Neurological deficit or dyspahagia are rare features. The presence of fever, leukocytosis and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, gives impression of tuberculosis or other infections. This differentiation is important as the management of pediatric disc calcification is mostly conservative and prognosis is good.