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Primary Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex cutaneous infection: report of two cases and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18467143     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Compared to other organs, skin is an uncommon site of tuberculosis involvement. In the era of HIV infection, increased intravenous drug abuse, and the use of immunosuppressive therapy for various systemic diseases, tuberculosis in all its forms, including skin tuberculosis, has re-emerged. We report two cases of primary cutaneous tuberculosis in immunocompetent patients and review the literature of all cases described since 1935.
Rita Semaan; Rana Traboulsi; Souha Kanj
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-05-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1201-9712     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-02     Completed Date:  2008-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610933     Medline TA:  Int J Infect Dis     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  472-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO Box 113-6044, Hamra 110 32090, Beirut, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Mycobacterium tuberculosis* / isolation & purification
Tuberculosis, Cutaneous / drug therapy,  pathology*
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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