MILIARY TUBERCULOSIS OF THE SKIN

By Gary M. White, MD


Miliary tuberculosis is a type of infection of the skin by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an individual with low immunity.

Clinical

The rapid development of widespread erythematous papules is characteristic. Tiny central vesicles may develop followed by crusting. HIV patients may be affected. This disease represents cutaneous disseminated infection by M. tuberculosis. The patients may be acutely toxic and there is a significant mortality rate.

References

Indian Journal of Medical Research

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