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Papulonecrotic tuberculid in a 9-year-old American girl: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2247386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Papulonecrotic tuberculid is a rare cutaneous manifestation of tuberculosis that can also be associated with other mycobacteria. Clinically, it is an asymptomatic, recurrent eruption of papules with a necrotic center in a symmetric, acral distribution. Tubercle bacilli are not present in skin biopsies. The eruption resolves promptly with antituberculoid therapy. Few patients with this entity have been reported in the United States over the last 50 years. We report a 9-year-old, otherwise healthy, American girl whose sole initial findings were lesions of papulonecrotic tuberculid secondary to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
J B Sloan; M Medenica
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0736-8046     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-01-10     Completed Date:  1991-01-10     Revised Date:  2009-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Chicago, Department of Medicine, Illinois.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Skin / pathology*
Tuberculin Test
Tuberculosis, Cutaneous / diagnosis,  pathology*

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