Dermatomyositis with tuberculous fasciitis

Yuichi Yoshida, Juichiro Nakayama, Masutaka Furue, Tetsuo Matsuda

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A case of dermatomyositis with tuberculous fasciitis is described. A 69-year-old Japanese man treated with prednisolone for dermatomyositis developed erythema and bilateral swelling of arms and forearms. A diagnosis of tuberculous fasciitis was confirmed by the presence of acid-fast bacilli in a biopsy specimen and the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from tissue cultures. The unusual presenting clinical features resulted in delayed diagnosis. We emphasize that tuberculous fasciitis should be considered in an immunocompromised patient who is treated with steroids, especially if the results of initial treatment are not satisfactory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-124
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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