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Rare Case of Pulmonary Tuberculosis with Hematogenous Spread to Larynx and Skin

Mădălina Olteanu(1), M.R. Popescu(1), Mimi Nitu(2), Cristina Calarasu(3), A.V. Maceseanu(3), M. OLTEANU(2)

(1)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Faculty of Dentistry, (2)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Pneumology Department, (3)“Victor Babeş” Hospital of Infectious Diseases and Pneumology, Craiova

    Abstract: Introduction: Tuberculosis is an infectious disease with various clinical and radiological symptoms which are determined primarily by the immune system of the host towards the infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The infection with M. tuberculosis can be limited to an organ or it can spread through hematogenous or lymphatic route to other organs (especially cases of younger or older people). Tuberculosis always needs bacteriological or histopathological confirmation. Matherial and method: We present the case of a 62 year old woman investigated and treated in our Hospital in 2009-2010 for Pulmonary tuberculosis complicated with Laryngeal Tuberculosis and Skin Tuberculosis (confirmed by histopathological exams). We intend to focus our case report on the cutaneous form of tuberculosis because of its rareness and clinical interest. Conclusions: Cutaneous tuberculosis is a very rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis and can be highly variable in its clinical appearance, significance and prognosis. Lesions of the skin are a real challenge for dermatologists. The treatment of cutaneous tuberculosis in most cases is the same as for pulmonary tuberculosis leading to regression and healing of the skin lesions.
    Keywords: cutaneous tuberculosis, hematogenous spread, histopathological exam

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.42.02.15 

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