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    Controversies in the Management of Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions.
    Indian J Dermatol 2018 Mar-Apr;63(2):125-130
    Department of Dermatology, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
    Some cutaneous adverse drug reactions (CADRs) are severe life-threatening conditions due to multisystem involvements with a high morbidity and mortality rates ranging from 25 - 70% and require immediate medical care. But there are huge controversies regarding the management because large clinical trials are lacking. Most frequent discussion and division occur regarding the use of systemic corticosteroid as early intervention with corticosteroids controls inflammation. Read More

    Unlocking the mystery of persistent skin ulcers in a young man and successful treatment with a simple regimen.
    Dermatol Ther 2018 Apr 23:e12600. Epub 2018 Apr 23.
    Department of Dermatology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
    Despite the high prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis worldwide, extrapulmonary tuberculosis especially cutaneous and osteoarticular tuberculosis occurs rarely, both of which are often difficult to be recognized since their symptoms mimic those of many other cutaneous and osteoarticular diseases. Here, we present a rare case of cutaneous tuberculosis potentially accompanied by osteroarticular tuberculosis in a 36-year-old Chinese man who presented with multiple persistent skin ulcers for one year and were nonresponsive to multiple therapeutic approaches. A single anti-tuberculous regimen with rifampicin resulted in healing of all skin lesions and excellent recovery of the general condition. Read More

    Azathioprine to mycophenolate mofetil transition and risk of squamous cell carcinoma after lung transplantation.
    J Heart Lung Transplant 2018 Mar 19. Epub 2018 Mar 19.
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address:
    Background: Chronic immunosuppression after solid-organ transplantation is a risk factor for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) development. Certain immunosuppressant drugs, namely azathioprine and calcineurin inhibitors, increase this risk more than others. We investigated incidence of cSCC in a Dutch lung transplant recipient (LTR) cohort and analyzed associated risk factors. Read More

    Multifocal Skin Tuberculosis. Report of a case.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 2018 Mar 19. Epub 2018 Mar 19.
    Department of Medical Sciences, Pediatrics, University of Ferrara, Azienda Ospedale-Università, Via Aldo Moro 8, 44124 Cona - Ferrara, Italy.
    Tuberculosis is a severe problem in underdeveloped countries. Cutaneous tuberculosis is rare and often goes unrecognized. We report a Pakistani child with multifocal cutaneous and pulmonary tuberculosis. Read More

    Oral Provocation Testing in Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions to Antiretroviral and Antitubercular Therapy: A Study at a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India.
    J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 2018 Jan-Dec;17:2325958218760195
    1 Department of Dermatology, St John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
    Aim: To collect data pertaining to oral drug provocation testing (DPT) in hospitalized patients with antiretroviral (ARV)/antitubercular agent-induced rashes.

    Methods: Patients with cutaneous adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to ARV/antitubercular drugs and who underwent oral DPT during a 5-year period were included in this study.

    Results: Data were collected from the records of 21 patients. Read More

    Identification of plasma biomarkers for discrimination between tuberculosis infection/disease and pulmonary non tuberculosis disease.
    PLoS One 2018 15;13(3):e0192664. Epub 2018 Mar 15.
    Central Laboratory of Advanced Diagnosis and Biomedical Research (CLADIBIOR), Azienda Universitaria Ospedaliera Policlinico P. Giaccone, Palermo, Italy.
    We used the Luminex Bead Array Multiplex Immunoassay to measure cytokines, chemokines and growth factors responses to the same antigens used for RD1-based Interferon γ Release Assay (IGRA) test. Seventy-nine individuals, 27 active TB, 32 latent infection subsets, 20 individuals derivative purified protein (PPD) negative (subjects that do not have any indurative cutaneous reaction after 72 hrs of intradermal injection of PPD) and with other pulmonary disease were retrospectively studied. Forty-eight analytes were evaluated by Luminex Assay in plasma obtained from whole blood stimulated cells. Read More

    Bilateral "turkey ear" as a cutaneous manifestation of lupus vulgaris.
    Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018 Mar 14. Epub 2018 Mar 14.
    Department of Dermatology, The First Bethune Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China.
    Lupus vulgaris is a common form of cutaneous tuberculosis in China, mostly involving the head and neck region. Turkey ear is a clinically descriptive term, used for a massively enlarged earlobe with bluish-red or violaceous indurated plaques and nodules, which can be a sign of lupus vulgaris. A 47-year-old female presented with edema and reddish ulcerated lesions on both ears which was diagnosed as lupus vulgaris by conventional laboratory investigations and the patient showed good response to antituberculous therapy. Read More

    Seborrheic Pemphigus, Antigen Mimicry and the Subsequent-Wrong Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach?
    Open Access Maced J Med Sci 2018 Jan 13;6(1):128-131. Epub 2018 Jan 13.
    Medical Institute of Ministry of Interior (MVR-Sofia), Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
    It is well-established that drugs could be leading cause of occurrence of numerous diseases, including pemphigus, being either inducer or triggering factor of the autoimmunity. Despite medications, it should be kept in mind that chronic or acute infections are also capable of being a trigger in various types of cutaneous eruptions, including pemphigus. The rapidly obtained and uncompleted history for accompanied medication leads to general mistakes in the subsequent treatment approach, as the first step in such cases is discontinuation of the drug-inductor. Read More

    Cutaneous tuberculosis in China - A multicentre retrospective study of cases diagnosed between 1957 and 2013.
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018 Apr;32(4):632-638
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China.
    Background: China has one of the largest populations with tuberculosis worldwide. Cutaneous tuberculosis (CTB) is a rare manifestation of mycobacterial infection. Although CTB is well described, it is important to periodically revisit the prevailing clinical and epidemiological features in most populated countries such as China, India, and Indonesia, where tuberculosis is still a major health problem. Read More

    Safety and efficacy of etanercept-methotrexate combination therapy in patients with rhupus: an observational study of non-glucocorticoid treatment for rheumatic diseases.
    Discov Med 2018 Jan;25(135):14-20
    Department of Dermatology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310009, China.
    Objectives: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of etanercept (ETN) plus methotrexate (MTX) in patients with rhupus without using corticosteroids.

    Methods: Twenty rhupus patients [meeting the criteria for both rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)] who had never been treated with corticosteroids, DMARDs, or biological agents with a 28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28) >3.2 and lupus nephritis determined from histopathological specimens were enrolled. Read More

    Review of infectious diseases in refugees and asylum seekers-current status and going forward.
    Public Health Rev 2017 8;38:22. Epub 2017 Sep 8.
    Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
    An unprecedented rise in the number of asylum seekers and refugees was seen in Europe in 2015, and it seems that numbers are not going to be reduced considerably in 2016. Several studies have tried to estimate risk of infectious diseases associated with migration but only very rarely these studies make a distinction on reason for migration. In these studies, workers, students, and refugees who have moved to a foreign country are all taken to have the same disease epidemiology. Read More

    Heritage of Stanisław Ostrowski - the only one medical doctor who became state Polish President - Patriae Semper Fidelis.
    Clujul Med 2018 15;91(1):129-142. Epub 2018 Jan 15.
    Pawiak Prison Historical Museum in Warsaw, Director Emeritus of the Pawiak Prison Historical Museum in Warsaw, Poland.
    Aim: Our purpose was to write a biography of Stanisław Ostrowski that would address in the first place the medical aspect of his professional life, with a comprehensive approach of others fields of his activity.

    Methods: We essentially grounded the paper on primary resources that were papers authored by Ostrowski including his scientific publications, memories, speeches as well as contemporaneous official documents that referred to Ostrowski. Second resources were also used to double check some data from primary resources and to place the biography of Stanisław Ostrowski in a proper background with special care to social, professional and political context. Read More

    Successful drug desensitization in patients with delayed-type allergic reactions to anti-tuberculosis drugs.
    Int J Infect Dis 2018 Mar 2;68:61-68. Epub 2018 Feb 2.
    Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute, Nonthaburi, Thailand.
    Objective: To evaluate the outcomes of anti-tuberculosis drug desensitization.

    Methods: This was a retrospective study. Inclusion criteria were as follows: age >18years, documented tuberculosis infection, a previous cutaneous allergic reaction to anti-tuberculosis drugs, and having undergone drug desensitization between January 2003 and March 2014. Read More

    Conservative treatment for cutaneous fistula resulted from abscess formation in patients with tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2018 Feb 2. Epub 2018 Feb 2.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
    Objective: This study describes the clinical characteristics and course of conservative treatment using anti-Tb medication and dressing in patients with tuberculous cervical fistula resulting from abscess formation, and to investigate factors prognostic of dressing and treatment duration.

    Methods: The medical records of patients with tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis were reviewed, and 38 of these patients who presented with cutaneous fistula that resulted from abscess formation were included in the study.

    Results: The mean duration of dressing until fistula closure was 3. Read More

    Cutaneous Granulomatosis: a Comprehensive Review.
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2018 Feb;54(1):131-146
    Clinique de Dermatologie, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil 4, CH-1211, Genève, Switzerland.
    Cutaneous granulomatosis is a heterogeneous group of diseases, characterized by a skin inflammatory reaction triggered by a wide variety of stimuli, including infections, foreign bodies, malignancy, metabolites, and chemicals. From a pathogenic point of view, they are divided into non-infectious and infectious granulomas. Pathophysiological mechanisms are still poorly understood. Read More

    Characteristics, Etiology and Treatment of Pediatric and Adult Anaphylaxis in Iran.
    Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2017 Dec;16(6):480-487
    Department of Allergy, Rasool-e-Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Despite the increasing prevalence of anaphylaxis, there is little information about the characteristics and practice of healthcare providers in treating anaphylaxis, so this study was conducted to record the characteristics and therapeutic approaches of anaphylaxis from May 2012 until April 2015, the data of all patients diagnosed with anaphylaxis in the Allergy department of three referral university hospitals in Tehran, Iran were recorded. Thereafter, the demographics, clinical features, triggers and therapeutic approach were evaluated. This study investigated 136 individuals, 64 males (47%) between 6 months and 68 years old, as well as 72 others (52. Read More

    Cytochrome and Molecular Typing of spp. in a Passive Sampling of Suspected Patients with Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Eastern Iran.
    Iran J Parasitol 2017 Oct-Dec;12(4):534-543
    Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Resistant Tuberculosis Institute, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.
    Background: Despite the high prevalence and drug resistance of disease in Sistan and Baluchestan Province of Iran, the species of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) has not been identified. In the present study, cytochrome (Cyt ) was used in Sistan and Baluchestan to find species of in suspected patients of CL using PCR-RFLP and DNA sequencing.

    Methods: This study was conducted from Oct 2015 to Oct 2016. Read More

    Left extensive infection in the forearm caused by whitlow infected by mycobacterium tuberculosis: A case report.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Dec;96(48):e8992
    Department of Hand Surgery, Wuxi No. 9 People's Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Wuxi, China.
    Introduction: Whitlow is a common disease in clinic, characterized by pain and swelling of finger. However, few articles had reported on extensive infection in the forearm caused by whitlow infected by mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).

    Patient Concerns: A 70-year-old Chinese female complained of fester in back of left hand for 5 days. Read More

    Inhibitory activity of pentacyano(isoniazid)ferrate(II), IQG-607, against promastigotes and amastigotes forms of Leishmania braziliensis.
    PLoS One 2017 27;12(12):e0190294. Epub 2017 Dec 27.
    Centro de Pesquisas em Biologia Molecular e Funcional, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    M. tuberculosis and parasites of the genus Leishmania present the type II fatty acid biosynthesis system (FASII). The pentacyano(isoniazid)ferrate(II) compound, named IQG-607, inhibits the enzyme 2-trans-enoyl-ACP(CoA) reductase from M. Read More

    Cutaneous infection with paucibacillary treated successfully with a modified antituberculous drug regimen.
    BMJ Case Rep 2017 Dec 22;2017. Epub 2017 Dec 22.
    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia.
    Tuberculosis is a serious infection that is increasing in prevalence, affecting many people worldwide. The diagnosis of cutaneous tuberculosis is challenging and requires the correlation of clinical findings with often inconclusive diagnostic testing. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis comprises approximately 10% of all cases of tuberculosis, and cutaneous tuberculosis makes up only a small proportion of these cases. Read More

    Antituberculosis Drug-Associated DRESS: A Case Series.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2017 Dec 20. Epub 2017 Dec 20.
    Severe Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reaction National Reference Center, Dermatology, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France.
    Background: Although antituberculosis drug-associated drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is rarely reported, its diagnosis should not be dismissed. Its management implies an early withdrawal of suspected drugs.

    Objective: The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics of antituberculosis drug-associated DRESS and to identify the most likely involved drugs. Read More

    Association between atopic dermatitis and serious cutaneous, multiorgan and systemic infections in US adults.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 Jan;120(1):66-72.e11
    Departments of Dermatology, Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; Northwestern Medicine Multidisciplinary Eczema Center, Chicago, Illinois. Electronic address:
    Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with barrier disruption, immune dysregulation, and immunosuppressing treatments that can increase the association with an unusual number of infections.

    Objective: To determine whether adults with AD have an unusually large number of serious infections and related outcomes.

    Methods: Data from the 2002 to 2012 National Inpatient Sample were analyzed, including an approximately 20% sample of all US hospitalizations (n = 72,108,077 adults). Read More

    Hyperkeratotic porokeratosis ptychotropica with satellite lesions: a rare presentation of an unusual variant of porokeratosis.
    Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat 2017 Dec;26(4):113-114
    Department of Dermatology, Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.
    Since its description in 1995, porokeratosis ptychotropica (PP) has remained a less-recognized variant of porokeratosis (PK). The term porokeratosis ptychotropica was coined in reference to its characteristic of affecting body folds. It mimics many other dermatological diseases and is therefore often misdiagnosed. Read More

    Retinal vasculitis associated with cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis.
    Int Ophthalmol 2017 Dec 18. Epub 2017 Dec 18.
    Dalmia Ophthalmic Pathology Services, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, India.
    Introduction: To report a case of retinal vasculitis associated with cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis.

    Methods: Retrospective chart review.

    Results: A 28-year-old man, who initially presented with occlusive retinal vasculitis and vitreous hemorrhage in right eye that resolved with sectoral photocoagulation. Read More

    Successful treatment of erythema induratum with topical application of antituberculous drugs: A case report.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Dec;96(49):e9010
    Department of Dermatology, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
    Rationale: Erythema induratum, a chronic recurrent lobular panniculitis with vasculitis, is strongly associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The recommended drugs include isoniazid, rifampicin, and pyrazinamide, which are typically administered in combination (orally or intravenously). Till date, there are no reports about topical application of anti-tuberculous (anti-TB) drugs for treatment of erythema induratum. Read More

    Infection at Umbilical Hernioplasty Site.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2017 Sep 1;11(9):OD01-OD02. Epub 2017 Sep 1.
    Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
    Non Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) are a group of rapidly growing mycobacteria and are generally considered to be of low virulence. Of late, there has been an increase in incidence of infections due to these organisms. Among them, are the common species which have been identified. Read More

    Tuberculosis epididymitis complicated by a cutaneous fistula.
    BMJ Case Rep 2017 Nov 9;2017. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Department of Surgery, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, California, USA.
    A 63-year-old man developed scrotal swelling that became bilateral over 2 months. His symptoms persisted after treatment for epididymitis, and he developed a scrotal fistula with drainage. grew from the urine and fistula. Read More

    Infectious disease risks among refugees from North Korea.
    Int J Infect Dis 2018 Jan 7;66:22-25. Epub 2017 Nov 7.
    School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
    Objectives: The characteristics of disease in North Korea, including severe malnutrition and infectious disease risks, have not been openly and widely analyzed. This study was performed to estimate the risks of infectious diseases among refugees from North Korea.

    Methods: A literature review of clinical studies among North Korean defectors was conducted to statistically estimate the risks of infectious diseases among North Korean subjects. Read More

    A new primary health-care system in the Syrian opposition territories: Good effort but far from being perfect.
    Avicenna J Med 2017 Oct-Dec;7(4):189-192
    Department of Neurology, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Senior consultant Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.
    Objectives: The primary health-care system in Syria has suffered a great deal of damage over the past 6 years. A large number of physicians and health-care providers have left the country. The objectives of this study are to describe our experience in establishing a primary health-care system in the opposition territories (OTs) in Syria and report the most common treated diseases. Read More

    A case of tuberculous gumma: there is more to it than meets the eye.
    BMJ Case Rep 2017 Oct 19;2017. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
    Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
    We present a case of a young girl who presented with multiple cutaneous abscesses over 2 years at different sites. She had no constitutional symptoms or history of tuberculosis. On investigation, she was found to have rifampicin-sensitive tuberculosis presenting as tubercular gumma, a rare form of cutaneous tuberculosis which occurs due to haematogenous spread of the bacilli. Read More

    Detection of mycobacterial infection in non-human primates using the Xpert MTB/RIF molecular assay.
    Tuberculosis (Edinb) 2017 Dec 10;107:59-62. Epub 2017 Aug 10.
    Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, National Laboratory for Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterioses, Professor Hélio Fraga Reference Center, National School of Public Health, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, National Institute for Science and Technology on Innovation on Diseases of Neglected Populations, Center for Technological Development in Health, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Electronic address:
    Tuberculosis is a major public health concern, and diagnostic strategies applied to animal populations are scarce. As part of ongoing efforts to control tuberculosis dissemination at our animal facility, two non-human primates (NHP, Saimiri sciureus) presenting cutaneous lesions were examined for mycobacterial infection. Both animals tested positive for acid-fast bacilli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis using a molecular assay (IS6110 PCR). Read More

    An unusual cutaneous infection caused by .
    JMM Case Rep 2017 Apr 12;4(4):e005088. Epub 2017 Apr 12.
    Department of Health Science, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy.
    is a non-tubercular mycobacterium residing in fresh or salt water (in tropical or temperate areas); it is a fish and human pathogen, and in immunocompromised patients can cause severe cutaneous and subcutaneous infections. A 46-year-old white man who underwent immunosuppressive therapy was admitted to our department in May 2016 for skin lesions previously diagnosed as 'unusual erysipelas'. We rejected the hypothesis of erysipelas, due to the clinical features, and our diagnostic hypotheses were oriented towards sporotrichosis, atypical mycobacteriosis, cutaneous tuberculosis and cutaneous sarcoidosis. Read More

    Tuberculosis of the Breast in Togo: A Series of 28 Presumed Cases.
    Bull Soc Pathol Exot 2017 Oct 11;110(4):238-241. Epub 2017 Oct 11.
    Services de gynécologie et obstétrique, CHU, Tokoin et Kara, Togo.
    Our study aimed to describe the epidemiological, clinical and histological aspects of mammary tuberculosis in Togo. This is a descriptive cross-sectional study of breast tuberculosis for which the diagnosis was presumed on histological grounds in the pathology department (LAP) of the Lomé Tokoin university hospital from January 1995 to December 2016 (20 years). A total of 28 presumed cases of mammary tuberculosis were identified. Read More

    Case Report: Histoplasmosis in Himachal Pradesh (India): An Emerging Endemic Focus.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 Dec 21;97(6):1749-1756. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
    Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Dr. R. P. Govt. Medical College, Kangra (Tanda), Himachal Pradesh, India.
    We describe four cases of histoplasmosis indigenous to Himachal Pradesh (India) that will be of considerable public health interest. A 48-year-old human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative man with cervical and mediastinal lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, adrenal mass, and bone marrow involvement was treated as disseminated tuberculosis without benefit. Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis was diagnosed from the fungus in smears from adrenal mass. Read More

    [The clinical observation of NK/T-cell lymphoma of the nasal type].
    Vestn Otorinolaringol 2017;82(4):64-68
    L.I. Sverzhevskiy Research Institute of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Moscow Health Department, Moscow, Russia, 117152.
    The objective of the present work was to present the results of the clinical analysis of the patient presenting with natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma of the nasal type. We undertook the analysis of the medical documentation concerning the case of interest. It was shown that the development of progressive perforation of the nasal septum and the pronounced destructive changes in the intranasal and adjacent structures following the endonasal surgical interventions made necessary differential diagnostics between the condition under consideration and certain latent disorders (such as Wegener's granulomatosis, leprosy, syphilis, leishmaniasis, dirofilariasis tuberculosis, etc. Read More

    BCG-induced Disseminated Mycobacterial Infection of Skin and Bone in an Otherwise Immunocompetent Child.
    Indian J Dermatol 2017 Sep-Oct;62(5):519-523
    Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
    One 2-year-old undernourished girl presented to our outpatient with large erythematous scaly plaques in arm along with multiple bony swellings over nose, fingers, left foot, and back for the past 1 year. Apart from skin and bone lesions the girl was also had intermittent fever, pallor, irritability, and malnourishment. Her parents gave a history of incomplete healing at the BCG vaccination site. Read More

    Cutaneous and articular tuberculosis in a renal transplant recipient.
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2017 Jul-Aug;50(4):565-567
    Divisão de Nefrologia, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil.
    Seven months after undergoing kidney transplantation, a 56-year-old woman presented with papules and ulcers in her right forearm. The patient received antibiotics for 8 months with limited improvement. Eleven months after symptom onset, she presented with acute arthritis in her left knee. Read More

    [Odontogenic cutaneous fistula: a diagnostic challenge].
    An Sist Sanit Navar 2017 Dec 29;40(3):471-474. Epub 2017 Dec 29.
    Hospital Universitario Araba..
    Odontogenic cutaneous fistula (OCF) is the result of an abnormal canalization originating from chronic periapical infection. It represents a diagnostic challenge, as it is frequently misdiagnosed as dermatological lesion. There is a broad differential diagnosis, including pyogenic granuloma, cutaneous tuberculosis or congenital malformations, among others. Read More

    [Cutaneous tuberculosis in Bamako, Mali].
    Pan Afr Med J 2017 8;27:102. Epub 2017 Jun 8.
    Service de Dermatologie, Centre National d'Appui à la Lutte contre la Maladie, Bamako, Mali.
    Introduction: Tuberculosis is the most common mycobacteriosis in sub-Saharan Africa. Cutaneous tuberculosis is rare and underdiagnosed due to its clinical polymorphism and to the smallness of technical equipment. This study aims to describe the epidemiological, clinical, histopathological aspects of cutaneous tuberculosis in Bamako (Mali). Read More

    Tuberculosis of Open Cholecystectomy Wound.
    J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2017 Jul;27(7):442-443
    Department of Surgery, Shalamar Hospital, Lahore.
    Tuberculosis of the wound is a rare entity. A50-year lady presented with an "on and off discharging wound" from the postoperative wound site of open cholecystectomy, which was done 7 years ago. Patient did not respond to standard antibiotic treatment regimens; and also the culture remained equivocal during this period. Read More

    Histoplasmosis by var. duboisii Observed at the Laboratory of Pathological Anatomy of Lomé in Togo.
    J Pathog 2017 18;2017:2323412. Epub 2017 Jul 18.
    Department of Pathology, University Teaching Hospital of Lomé, Lomé, Togo.
    Our study aimed to describe the epidemiological, clinical, and diagnostic aspects of African histoplasmosis in Togo through a descriptive and cross-sectional study on histological diagnosed African histoplasmosis in Pathology Department of Lomé from 2002 to 2016 (15 years). A total of 17 cases of African histoplasmosis were diagnosed. The sex ratio (M/F) was 1. Read More

    The role of DNA polymerase chain reaction, culture and histopathology in the diagnosis of cutaneous tuberculosis.
    Int J Dermatol 2017 Nov 9;56(11):1119-1124. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Department of Skin, STD and Leprosy, S.M.S. Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
    Background: Cutaneous tuberculosis (TB) is re-emerging as a significant problem in India due to increased incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), other immunosuppressive states/factors like drugs, and emergence of multidrug resistance (MDR-TB). Proper diagnosis is warranted as there is varied clinical presentation and similarity with many other diseases.

    Objective: To assess the sensitivities of DNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR), culture, and histopathology for the diagnosis of cutaneous TB in clinically suspected skin lesions. Read More

    Improvement of fungal disease identification and management: combined health systems and public health approaches.
    Lancet Infect Dis 2017 Dec 31;17(12):e412-e419. Epub 2017 Jul 31.
    Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections, Geneva, Switzerland; Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; The National Aspergillosis Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester, UK.
    More than 1·6 million people are estimated to die of fungal diseases each year, and about a billion people have cutaneous fungal infections. Fungal disease diagnosis requires a high level of clinical suspicion and specialised laboratory testing, in addition to culture, histopathology, and imaging expertise. Physicians with varied specialist training might see patients with fungal disease, yet it might remain unrecognised. Read More

    Concurrent Hepatic Tuberculosis and Hepatic Graft-versus-host Disease in an Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipient: A Case Report.
    Transplant Proc 2017 Sep 31;49(7):1659-1662. Epub 2017 Jul 31.
    Department of Anatomical Pathology, Division of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. Electronic address:
    Background: Infection and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) are among the most common complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). With well-known risk factors including allogeneic HSCT and GVHD, tuberculosis (TB) has a higher incidence and shorter survival rate in HSCT recipients than in the general population.

    Case Report: A 55-year-old Indonesian female with a history of latent TB was found to have acute myeloid leukemia 3 months after allogeneic HSCT. Read More

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