We describe a case of cutaneous tuberculosis in a 25-year-old Philippine man. Erythematous papulo-nodular lesions, measuring 0.5 to 1 cm, were present on lower limbs; a 2 cm nodule was located on the left flank. The examination of the skin biopsy showed the presence of a superficial and deep perivascular dermatitis with histiocytes, lymphocytes and plasma cells. Ziehl-Nielsen stain for mycobacterium were negative, while the cultural examination led to the isolation of M. tuberculosis. Direct smear and cultural examination of sputum for M. tuberculosis were negative; chest and skeletal roentgenograms, syphilis and HIV infection serology, haematological and hematochemical examinations and urinalysis were negative. Specific treatment with isoniazid, rifampin and ofloxacin led to a rapid remission of cutaneous lesions. This case was particularly difficult to classify, but the Authors think it would be considered a tuberculid.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] [Cutaneous tuberculosis: a case of difficult classification]|
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Rivista||RECENTI PROGRESSI IN MEDICINA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 1995|
- Diagnosis, Differential
- Tuberculosis, Cutaneous