Widespread scrofuloderma and disseminated pulmonary tuberculosis associated with HIV infection

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18565/pharmateca.2021.10.133-139

O.A. Bitkina (1), A.S. Shprykov (1), I.V. Temnova (2), E.N. Derpalyuk (3), L.N. Kuchina (4), I.V. Gabasov (1)

1) Privolzhsky Research Medical University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; 2) Nizhny Novgorod Regional Skin and Venereal Diseases Dispensary, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; 3) Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State Research Center for Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; 4) Nizhny Novgorod Regional Center for the Prevention and Control of AIDS and Infectious Diseases, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Background. Scrofuloderma is a widespread form of skin tuberculosis characterized by a special clinical picture. The course of tuberculosis against the background of HIV infection is characterized by extreme severity and atypicality, and extrapulmonary lesions are often formed.
Description of the clinical case. The article presents an observation of a clinical case of scrofuloderma in a 35-year-old patient who was diagnosed with disseminated pulmonary tuberculosis and HIV infection in the course of a diagnostic search.
Conclusion: The simultaneous presence of HIV and tuberculosis in a patient affects the symptoms and development of diseases, significantly increasing the incidence of extrapulmonary forms of tuberculosis.
Keywords: skin tuberculosis, scrofuloderma

About the Autors

Corresponding author: Oksana A. Bitkina, Dr. Sci. (Med.), Professor at the Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Privolzhsky Research Medical University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; oksana381@yandex.ru; http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4993-3269
Address: 22 Semashko st., Nizhny Novgorod 603950, Russian Federation 

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