‘TB or not TB?’ Problems of differential diagnosis of cutaneous mycobacteriosis and tuberculosis – A Case Study and interdisciplinary discussion

Katarzyna Szmygin-Milanowska 1, Anna Grzywa-Celińska 1, Zofia Zwolska 2, Paweł Krawczyk 1, Leszek Guz 3, Janusz Milanowski 1
1 - Department and Clinic of Pulmonology, Oncology and Allergology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
2 - Department of Microbiology, National Reference Mycobacterium Laboratory, Institute for Tuberculosis and Pulmonary Disease in Warsaw, Poland
3 - Department of Ichthyologic Diseases and Biology, Institute for Biologic Foundations of Animal Diseases, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med
2016; 23 (1):
ICID: 1196861
 
 
The diagnosis of cutaneous tuberculosis poses a serious challenge due to many skin diseases of different etiology resembling the lesions caused by the TB (tuberculosis) bacillus, and difficulties in confirming the disease. The presented case concerns skin lesions in a hobby aquarist stung in the finger of the left hand by a fish. The resulting inflammatory infiltration was to be cutaneous tuberculosis or mycobacteriosis caused by MOTT (Mycobacterium other than tuberculosis). Laboratory, pathomorphologic, genetic and microbiologic tests of samples obtained from the patient, fish and water in the aquarium gave ambiguous results. A multidisciplinary discussion is presented on the difficulties in the differential diagnosis, problems with a clear interpretation of the results of various conducted tests, and possible ways of transmission of the infection, relevant to the described example.
DOI: 10.5604/12321966.1196861
PMID 27007525 - click here to show this article in PubMed
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