Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 10th, 1997
Cutaneous conditions caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis are somewhat rare. Clinical expression may be exogenous or endogenous, the latter occurring when a tubercle lying beneath the skin releases the infection into to lymphatic system or blood stream.
"The clinical features are influenced by the virulence of the bacillus, the immunological state of the patient, and non-specific factors such as age, race, general state of health, etc.," researcher E. Quiros and...
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