Tuberculous subcutaneous abscesses developing during miliary tuberculosis therapy


Mert A., Bilir M., Ozturk R., TABAK Ö. F. , Ozaras R., Tahan V., ...More

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.32, no.1, pp.37-40, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00365540050164191
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-40

Abstract

Although rare, paradoxical subcutaneous abscesses may develop during appropriate treatment of miliary tuberculosis. While the pathogenesis of this phenomenon is not clear, some theories hare been postulated. A case of a 37-y-old woman diagnosed as having miliary tuberculosis who developed subcutaneous abscesses within the 5 months of antiberculous treatment is described and all 6 similar cases published in English from 1954 to 1999 are discussed.