Prurigo nodularis due to Mycobacteriumtuberculosis

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Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a rare chronic skin disorder of unknown origin. Here we describe what isbelieved to be the first case of PN associated with tuberculosis. For the first time, culture and PCRanalysis of skin biopsy confirmed the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in PN skinlesions. The pruritus and skin lesions resolved following antitubercular therapy. Our case providesfurther evidence in favour of a link between PN and mycobacterial infection.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1649-1651
Numero di pagine3
RivistaJournal of Medical Microbiology
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

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