Persistent Cutaneous Metastatic Tubercular Abscesses Revealing Multifocal Tuberculosis in an Immunocompetent Patient

International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports

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Title Persistent Cutaneous Metastatic Tubercular Abscesses Revealing Multifocal Tuberculosis in an Immunocompetent Patient
 
Creator Hariz, Anis
Hamdi, Mohamed Salah
Beji, Imène
Litaiem, Noureddine
Jones, Meriem
Cherif, Eya
 
Description Tuberculosis remains one of the infections with high mortality rate. Multifocal tuberculosis usually affects immune compromised patients such as Human Immunodeficiency virus carriers. However, patients with no underlying immunodeficiency may still present an extensive and atypical form of tuberculosis. We hereby report the case of a 16-year-old female patient presenting persistent and multiple cutaneous lesions associated with fatigue and loss of appetite which led to the diagnosis of disseminated, multifocal tuberculosis with neurological, musculoskeletal, genital, pulmonary, peritoneal and lymph nodes involvement. Screening for potential underlying immunodeficiency yielded no results. Clinical and radiological outcome was favorable on anti-tuberculosis drugs with complete regression of identified lesions. This case serves as a reminder that tuberculosis remains a challenging diagnosis that encompasses a variety of clinical presentation ranging from cutaneous abscesses to life-threatening conditions such as cerebral tuberculomas even in immune competent patient.
 
Publisher SCIENCEDOMAIN international
 
Date 2020-04-20
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
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Identifier http://journalijmpcr.com/index.php/IJMPCR/article/view/30110
10.9734/ijmpcr/2020/v13i130110
 
Source International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports; 2020 - Volume 13 [Issue 1]; 1-6
2394-109X
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journalijmpcr.com/index.php/IJMPCR/article/view/30110/56494
http://journalijmpcr.com/index.php/IJMPCR/article/view/30110/56495
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 © 2020 Hariz et al.; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 

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