Tuberculous subcutaneous abscesses developing during miliary tuberculosis therapy

Mert A., Bilir M., ÖZTÜRK R., Tabak F., Ozaras R., Tahan V., ...More

Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.32, no.1, pp.37-40, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Although rare, paradoxical subcutaneous abscesses may develop during appropriate treatment of miliary tuberculosis. While the pathogenesis of this phenomenon is not clear, some theories have been postulated. A case of a 37-y-old woman diagnosed as having miliary tuberculosis who developed subcutaneous abscesses within the 5 months of antiberculous treatment is described and all 6 similar cases published in English from 1954 to 1999 are discussed.