Disseminated tuberculosis in a renal transplant recipient presenting as a non-healing skin ulcer. A case report

A. K. Ghosh, P. P. Verma, V. Jha, K. L. Gupta, V. Sakhuja, K. S. Chugh

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Abstract

Cutaneous tuberculosis in renal allograft recipients is rare. A 33 year old recipient of a second renal allograft developed a painless ulcer on the left foot two months after surgery, followed by the appearance of a cold abscess in the left inguinal region. Smear from the pus aspirated from this abscess revealed acid fast bacilli, and biopsy from the edge of the ulcer showed an epitheloid cell granuloma with Langhans type of giant cells. X-ray of the chest revealed miliary mottling in both lung fields. Antitubercular therapy lead to a complete resolution of the tuberculous lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Artificial Organs
Volume16
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

Keywords

  • cutaneous ulcer
  • disseminated tuberculosis
  • renal allograft recipient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Ghosh, A. K., Verma, P. P., Jha, V., Gupta, K. L., Sakhuja, V., & Chugh, K. S. (1993). Disseminated tuberculosis in a renal transplant recipient presenting as a non-healing skin ulcer. A case report. International Journal of Artificial Organs, 16(3), 132-134.