Tuberculous gumma

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Tuberculous gumma
Other names: Metastatic tuberculous abscess, metastatic tuberculous ulcer
SpecialtyInfectious disease

Tuberculous gumma is a skin condition characterized histologically by massive necrosis.[1] Restated, this is a skin condition that results from hematogenous dissemination of mycobacteria from a primary focus, resulting in firm, nontender erythematous nodules that soften, ulcerate, and form sinuses.[2]: 336 

Gummatous lesion on posterior region of right leg

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  1. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. pp. Chapter 74. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  2. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.

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