Tuberculous gumma

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Tuberculous gumma
Classification and external resources
Specialty infectious disease
ICD-10 A18.4 (ILDS A18.486)

Tuberculous gumma (also known as a "metastatic tuberculous abscess" and "metastatic tuberculous ulcer") is a cutaneous condition characterized histologically by massive necrosis.[1] Restated, this is a skin condition that results from hematogenous dissemination of mycobacteria from a primary focus, resulting in firm, nontender erythematous nodules that soften, ulcerate, and form sinuses.[2]:336

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. pp. Chapter 74. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.