Primary cutaneous tuberculosis associated with reactive cervical lymphadenopathy: a case report
Keywords:Cutaneous tuberculosis, Cervical lymphadenopathy, Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) is a mycobacterial infection that most frequently occurs due to infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an acid-fast bacillus. Cutaneous lesions are relatively uncommon manifestations of TB, occurring in only 1 to 2 percent of all infected patients. Cutaneous tuberculosis can be acquired either exogenously or endogenously .We present here a case of primary cutaneous tuberculosis with reactive cervical lymphadenopathy. A high index of suspicion is necessary for prompt diagnosis and treatment.
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