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Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis which remained undiagnosed for forty-three years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8520063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An unusual case of tuberculosis verrucosa cutis of the left lower limb in a 65-year-old woman is reported. The disease, arising on the plantar aspect of the foot in 1950, was correctly diagnosed by culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex from a skin biopsy only in 1993. A spectacular improvement of the cutaneous lesions was achieved using combined therapy with isoniazide, rifampicin, ethambutol and pyrazinamide.
P Masellis; G Gasparini; R Caputo; E Alessi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  191     ISSN:  1018-8665     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatology (Basel)     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-24     Completed Date:  1996-01-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203244     Medline TA:  Dermatology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Dermatological Sciences, IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore, University of Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular / therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
Skin / pathology
Tuberculosis, Cutaneous / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Antibiotics, Antitubercular

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