Indian Dermatology Online Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31--33

Multiple nontuberculous scrofulodermas showing dramatic response to clarithromycin


Kumar Parimalam1, G Senthil1, M Vinnarasan1, V Arumugakani1, BM Amutha1, S Lalitha2, S Swarna2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kumar Parimalam
New No. 4/1, East Ellaiamman Koil Street, Thiruvottiyur, Chennai - 600 019, Tamil Nadu
India

Atypical mycobacteria are distinct from the Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Mycobacterium chelonae, a non-pigment producing rapid grower, can be found in many cutaneous sites; infection occurs most commonly after skin trauma from surgery, injections, or minor injuries. In immune competent patients, the infection is more frequently localized as a cellulitis or a nodule, whereas, in the immunocompromised patient, dissemination (more than five lesions) can occur. Because the organism is resistant to antituberculous therapy, abscess can develop and follow a chronic, indolent course. We report a case of multiple scrofuloderma due to nontuberculous infection caused by M. chelonae showing dramatic response to clarithromycin.


How to cite this article:
Parimalam K, Senthil G, Vinnarasan M, Arumugakani V, Amutha B M, Lalitha S, Swarna S. Multiple nontuberculous scrofulodermas showing dramatic response to clarithromycin.Indian Dermatol Online J 2015;6:31-33


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Parimalam K, Senthil G, Vinnarasan M, Arumugakani V, Amutha B M, Lalitha S, Swarna S. Multiple nontuberculous scrofulodermas showing dramatic response to clarithromycin. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Jan 22 ];6:31-33
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