Tuberculosis caused by mycobacterium africanum associated withinvolvement of the upper and lower respiratory tract, skin, and mucosa

Laurence Baril, Eric Caumes, Chantal Truffot-Pernot, François Bricaire, Jacques Grosset, Marc Gentilini

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Abstract

Cutaneous tuberculosis is rarely seen in industrialized countries and is usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We report a case of cutaneous tuberculosis with bilateral nodular scleritis, nasal sinus invasion, and nasal septum perforation (confirmed by computed tomography scans of the sinuses), associated with pulmonary infiltrates and mediastinal adenopathy, in an African woman. Mycobacterium africanum was recovered from the sputum after 8 weeks of culture in Löwenstein-Jensen medium. To our knowledge, this is the first description of M. africanum associated with cutaneous tuberculosis and nasal sinus invasion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-655
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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