Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 2nd, 1998
Researchers from the University of Florida report the case of a 23-year-old woman with miliary tuberculosis who experience worsening of her symptoms and subcutaneous abscesses four months after beginning appropriate antituberculous therapy.
The phenomenon of paradoxical expansion is characterized by a transient worsening of infection at a preexisting site or the development of new lesions during successful therapy. The condition is rare but has been reported among patients with tuberculosis involving the central nervous system, lymph nodes,...
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