Tuberculosis cutis miliaris disseminata due to multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in AIDS patients

S. Antinori, L. Galimberti, G. L. Tadini, A. L. Ridolfo, C. Parravicini, R. Esposito, M. Moroni

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Abstract

Two patients with AIDS and disseminated tuberculosis characterized by cutaneous involvement are reported. They developed a maculopapular skin eruption, from which a multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain was isolated. In both cases the clinical course was rapidly fatal. Tuberculosis cutis miliaris disseminata should be differentiated from the skin lesions frequently seen in HIV-infected patients, especially from folliculitis. In patients with tuberculosis, the appearance of cutaneous lesions may be due to the haematogenous dissemination of mycobacteria. Therefore, early identification of the causative organism by use of optimal microbiological methods is fundamental.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)911-914
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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