Acute Tuberculosis Cutis Miliaris Disseminata in a Patient with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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Araya Manapajon

Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is a major public health problem in a developing country.1 It is commonly
associated with immunosuppressed patients, especially those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It was
reported that up to one third to one half of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients were infected with M.
tuberculosis.2 Among extrapulmonary tuberculosis cases, cutaneous tuberculosis accounts for 1.5%, although tuberculosis
cutis miliaris disseminatais an unusual presentation.3,4 We, herein, describe a patient who was living with AIDS and also
diagnosed with tuberculosis cutis miliaris disseminata based upon dermatologic findings.

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Manapajon, A. (2016). Acute Tuberculosis Cutis Miliaris Disseminata in a Patient with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Siriraj Medical Journal, 65(2), 55–57. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/sirirajmedj/article/view/64190
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