Skin lesions in a 30-year-old male having smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis

Gupta, Prem P.; Jain, V. K.; Agarwal, Dipti; Yaseer, P. T.
January 2009
Annals of Thoracic Medicine;Jan2009, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p32
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a 30-year-old male patient, who presented with low-grade intermittent fever, cough with expectoration and asymptomatic, painless, dusky red skin lesions, and was diagnosed with smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). It notes that the patient was treated with rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol for two months, by the end of which his sputum changed to negative. A survey from dermatology clinics in Hong Kong, China states that the incidence of cutaneous TB was 179 per 267,089 patients.


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