A case of pulmonary tuberculosis preceded by skin tuberculosis

Masaki Fujita, Yoichi Nakanishi, Manabu Hamada, Naoki Hamada, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Masutaka Furue

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We report a case of pulmonary tuberculosis, which was preceded by skin tuberculosis. 65-year old male was admitted to our hospital complaining of skin eruption which last one year. Skin biopsy proved granuloma with acid-fast bacilli. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was detected by PCR examination using skin biopsy and skin tuberculosis was confirmed. Chest roentogenography demonstrated small nodules with bilateral infiltrates compatible with pulmonary tuberculosis. M. tuberculosis was attained by culture examination using sputa sample. In this case, skin tuberculosis was a first clinical sign to suggest pulmonary tuberculosis. Peripheral blood test showed that he has developed adult T-cell leukemia and this could be an important factor for developing skin tuberculosis. Although skin tuberculosis becomes rare disease, physician should pay attention for this disease as differential diagnosis of lasting eruption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-621
Number of pages4
JournalKansenshogaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
Volume77
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003

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cutaneous Tuberculosis
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Skin
Biopsy
Adult T Cell Leukemia Lymphoma
Hematologic Tests
Rare Diseases
Granuloma
Sputum
Bacillus
Differential Diagnosis
Thorax
Physicians
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Acids

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A case of pulmonary tuberculosis preceded by skin tuberculosis. / Fujita, Masaki; Nakanishi, Yoichi; Hamada, Manabu; Hamada, Naoki; Kuwano, Kazuyoshi; Furue, Masutaka.

In: Kansenshogaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases, Vol. 77, No. 8, 01.01.2003, p. 618-621.

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