A case of papulonecrotic tuberculide preceded by pulmonary tuberculosis

Masaki Fujita, Yoichi Nakanishi, Koichiro Yoshida, Naoki Hamada, Kazuyoshi Kuwano

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We experienced a rare case of papulonecrotic tuberculide (PT). A twenty-four year old female was referred to our hospital because she had had an eruption for the last for four years. Her chest X-ray revealed no abnormal shadow three years ago when her eruption had already appeared. This time, the skin biopsy and repeated chest X-ray were investigated. These results showed pulmonary tuberculosis accompanied with PT. Both rifampin and isoniazid were administered and apparent improvement was achieved after six months-of treatment. Pt also showed improvement. Her skin involvement was preceded by pulmonary tuberculosis. Nowadays, PT is a rare disease but physicians should be on the alert for this disease as a sign of tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)558-561
Number of pages4
JournalKansenshogaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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