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Singapore Med J. 1999 Jan;40(1):44-5.

Cutaneous tuberculosis mimicking cellulitis in an immunosuppressed patient.

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Department of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


A 28-year-old lady suffering from systemic lupus erythomatosus (SLE) with diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis (DPGN) and who was on oral cyclophosphamide and prednisolone presented with left lower limb 'cellulitis'. The 'cellulitis' of the left lower limb failed to respond to usual antibiotics which prompted evaluation of the clinical diagnosis. The diagnosis is made based on the presence of granulomas, multinucleated giant cells and acid fast bacilli on the skin biopsy.

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