Simultaneous occurrence of papulonecrotic tuberculide and erythema induratum and the identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA by polymerase chain reaction

Y. H. Chuang*, T. T. Kuo, C. M. Wang, C. N. Wang, W. R. Wong, H. L. Chan

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Abstract

The simultaneous occurrence of two tuberculides in one patient is rare. We report the case of a 32-year-old man presenting with both papulonecrotic tuberculide and erythema induratum. Mycobacterial DNA was identified from both skin lesions by polymerase chain reaction using formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissues, suggesting that tuberculides are related to tuberculosis. New skin lesions developed after the patient discontinued his medication on his own initiative, 2 months after triple antituberculous therapy had been started. It is important to continue therapy for a prolonged period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-281
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Volume137
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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