Adv Skin Wound Care 2021 Jun;34(6):330-333
At the King Fahad Hospital, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, College of Medicine, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Sharifah A. Othman, MBBS, is Surgery Resident, Thoracic Surgery Division; Tarek M. ElSharkawy, MD, is Pathology Consultant, Pathology Department; Doaa Alfaifi, MD, is Pathology Resident, Pathology Department; and Yasser Aljehani, MD, is Thoracic Surgery Consultant, Thoracic Surgery Division. Acknowledgment: The authors thank Dr Wasan Alalwan for collecting the patient's data. The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article. Submitted May 28, 2020; accepted in revised form July 7, 2020.
Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is endemic to some geographic areas such as Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. It is called the great mimicker because of its diverse and variable presentation and affects almost every organ in the body with different symptomatology. Often, TB causes empyema necessitans, the rarest forms of which are intramuscular and cutaneous. Read More