Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection Presenting with Cutaneous Abscess and Osteomyelitis

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Kamal Esalatmanesh 1 , Zahra Soleimani 2 , * , Mohamad Soleimani 3

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR Iran

2 Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR Iran

3 Department of Ophthalmology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

How to Cite: Esalatmanesh K, Soleimani Z, Soleimani M. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection Presenting with Cutaneous Abscess and Osteomyelitis, Arch Clin Infect Dis. Online ahead of Print ; 3(4):227-230.

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Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: 3 (4); 227-230
Article Type: Case Report

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Abstract

Background: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a multi-systemic infection. A resurgence of cases of M. tuberculosis infection and extrapulmonary involvement has occurred in parallel with the HIV epidemic. Tuberculosis is rarely associated with cutaneous or osteoarticular infection.

Patient: In this case report we described an unusual case of tuberculosis presenting with concurrent cutaneous abscess and osteomyelitis. The final diagnosis was confirmed by radiographic and cultural findings.

Conclusion: Cutaneous tuberculosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with cutaneous abscesses or musculoskeletal complaints, particularly in high risk populations such as immigrants from endemic regions and immunosuppressed patients.

Keywords

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Cutaneous, Osteoarticular Infection

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