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>Journals >MediSan >Year 2018, Issue 07

Tablada RME, Marrero RH, López PN
Leprosy and ganglionar tuberculosis coinfection in an adult
MediSan 2018; 22 (07)

Language: Español
References: 9
Page: 559-566
PDF: 983.09 Kb.

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The case report of a 34 year-old patient is described who came to the Dermatology Service due to disseminated pruritic erythematous stains. After 3 months with specific treatment he began to present evening low fevers and painful cervical adenopathies, reason why a baciloscopy was indicated in both elbows and ear pavilions, but the Mycobacterium leprae was not found; besides aspiration biopsy with fine needle of a cervical ganglion was also carried out, which result revealed a ganglionar tuberculosis. Finally a leprosy and tuberculosis ganglionar coinfection was diagnosed, two diseases emerging due to the Mycobacterium, which coexistence is strange.

Key words: leprosy, Hansen disease, ganglionar tuberculosis, extrapulmonary tuberculosis, lymph node chains.

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