Longstanding skin ulcers due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a healthy man

Sahin N., Aydin N. E. , Senol M., Ozerol I. H.

TROPICAL BIOMEDICINE, cilt.27, ss.120-124, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.120-124


Cutaneous tuberculosis, a rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, has a wide variety of clinical presentations and continues to be one of the most important dermatological diseases in developing countries. The sites of predilection are neck, supraclavicular region, axilla, and groin. Single or multiple cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules first appear and breakdown later resulting in undermined ulcers with a purulent discharge, sinuses, and disfiguring scars. We report a multifocal case of scrofuloderma in a 47-year-old immunocompetent man treated successfully with four antituberculotic drugs, albeit lately due to the loss of awareness to the disease.