A case of cutaneous atypical mycobacterial infection due to Mycobacterium fortuitum is described, with neither ulcerative nor purulent nodular lesions and plaques on the legs. Histopathology showed a pattern of septal and lobular panniculitis of the type erythema induratum of Bazin; the patient responded well to isoniazid and rifampicin. The identification of Mycobacterium fortuitum was obtained by PRA (Restriction Enzymes Pattern Analysis). It is hypothesized that some apparent clinical forms of erythema induratum of Bazin may actually be cases of atypical mycobacterial infection and, therefore, it would be opportune in these cases to search for both tuberculosis and atypical mycobacteria.
|Translated title of the contribution||A case of cutaneous atypical mycobacterial infection due to Mycobacterium fortuitum with histopathology of erythema induratum of Bazin|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
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