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Update on cutaneous tuberculosis.

Dias MF, Bernardes Filho F, Quaresma MV, Nascimento LV, Nery JA, Azulay DR - An Bras Dermatol (2014 Nov-Dec)

Bottom Line: Cutaneous tuberculosis is an infection caused by M. tuberculosis complex, M. bovis and bacillus Calmette-Guérin.Depending on individual immunity, environmental factors and the type of inoculum, it may present varied clinical and evolutionary aspects.Patients with HIV and those using immunobiological drugs are more prone to infection, which is a great concern in centers where the disease is considered endemic.

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Affiliation: Instituto de Dermatologia Professor Rubem David Azulay, Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro (IDPRDA-SCMRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Tuberculosis continues to draw special attention from health care professionals and society in general. Cutaneous tuberculosis is an infection caused by M. tuberculosis complex, M. bovis and bacillus Calmette-Guérin. Depending on individual immunity, environmental factors and the type of inoculum, it may present varied clinical and evolutionary aspects. Patients with HIV and those using immunobiological drugs are more prone to infection, which is a great concern in centers where the disease is considered endemic. This paper aims to review the current situation of cutaneous tuberculosis in light of this new scenario, highlighting the emergence of new and more specific methods of diagnosis, and the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate the parasite-host interaction.

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Algorithm for the management of cutaneous tuberculosis:
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Mentions: The authors suggest an algorithm for the management of patients with lesions that aresuspected to be cutaneous tuberculosis (Figure4).


Update on cutaneous tuberculosis.

Dias MF, Bernardes Filho F, Quaresma MV, Nascimento LV, Nery JA, Azulay DR - An Bras Dermatol (2014 Nov-Dec)

Algorithm for the management of cutaneous tuberculosis:
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4230662&req=5

f04: Algorithm for the management of cutaneous tuberculosis:
Mentions: The authors suggest an algorithm for the management of patients with lesions that aresuspected to be cutaneous tuberculosis (Figure4).

Bottom Line: Cutaneous tuberculosis is an infection caused by M. tuberculosis complex, M. bovis and bacillus Calmette-Guérin.Depending on individual immunity, environmental factors and the type of inoculum, it may present varied clinical and evolutionary aspects.Patients with HIV and those using immunobiological drugs are more prone to infection, which is a great concern in centers where the disease is considered endemic.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Instituto de Dermatologia Professor Rubem David Azulay, Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro (IDPRDA-SCMRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Tuberculosis continues to draw special attention from health care professionals and society in general. Cutaneous tuberculosis is an infection caused by M. tuberculosis complex, M. bovis and bacillus Calmette-Guérin. Depending on individual immunity, environmental factors and the type of inoculum, it may present varied clinical and evolutionary aspects. Patients with HIV and those using immunobiological drugs are more prone to infection, which is a great concern in centers where the disease is considered endemic. This paper aims to review the current situation of cutaneous tuberculosis in light of this new scenario, highlighting the emergence of new and more specific methods of diagnosis, and the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate the parasite-host interaction.

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Related in: MedlinePlus