Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, May 8th, 2005
According to a recent report from Singapore, "Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis (TBVC) is a paucibacillary form of cutaneous tuberculosis caused by exogenous reinfection in previously sensitized individuals.
"Here, we report an unusual case of TBVC in a 53-year-old Chinese woman that had been present for 44 years and resulted in fixed-flexion deformity of her arm and functional disability."
"The diagnosis was made by a positive culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and she responded well to antituberculous therapy," said C.C. Foo and authors...
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