Erythema Induratum of Bazin: A Rare Presentation of Tuberculosis

Seyyed Hamid Hashemi, Mahmoud Farshchian, Hamidreza Ghasemi Basir, Maria Shirvani
2018 Avicenna Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infection  
Erythema induratum of bazin (EIB) is a hypersensitivity reaction to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The diagnosis can be difficult because tubercle bacilli are usually not found in smears or cultures of lesions. This study reports on a case of EIB in a 13-year-old female, who presented multiple tender nodules on her lower extremities. Biopsy of the nodule revealed histopathologic changes compatible with erythema induratum. QuantiFERON test was positive. The patient received a 6-month
more » ... ived a 6-month duration of anti-tuberculosis treatment. The lesions disappeared during therapy, and no pigmentation was observed at the end of treatment. After a year of follow up, there was no recurrence of the disease. U n c o r r e c t e d P r o o f Avicenna J Clin Microb Infec. In Press(In Press):e64161. 3 U n c o r r e c t e d P r o o f
doi:10.5812/ajcmi.64161 fatcat:5ak22j6uzzfmpau3g2q44lvzf4