Tuberculous gumma following venepuncture

David Vidal, M. Barnadas, M. Pérez, P. Coll, A. Alomar

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An 88-year-old man with a past medical history of pulmonary tuberculosis presented with a 2-year history of an indolent enlarging ulcerated nodule on his left wrist following a venous blood test. Skin biopsy of the ulcer showed granulomas, Ziehl-Neelsen stain was negative, and cultures grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Underlying bone and joint disease was excluded, and the lesion healed completely with 6 months of standard antituberculous treatment. We review the literature on tuberculous gumma following an injury.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-603
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2001


  • Injury
  • Tuberculous gumma


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