A Case of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis in an Immunocompetent Patient


Background: Primary cutaneous tuberculosis is a relatively uncommon manifestation especially in immunocompetent patients and it may occur in countries where tuberculosis is endemic. Findings: In this report, we described a case of a 20-year-old male presenting ulcerative lesions in the left foot and in the right hand caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis without past history of pulmonary tuberculosis. Conclusion: This case report emphasizes the importance to suspect of a tuberculosis infection in all patients with skin lesions who do not respond to antibiotic treatment.

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Solmone, M. , Occhicone, F. , Marangi, M. , Teggi, A. and Santino, I. (2015) A Case of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis in an Immunocompetent Patient. Journal of Tuberculosis Research, 3, 77-79. doi: 10.4236/jtr.2015.33012.

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