Hong Kong Dermatology & Venereology Bulletin

Volume 11 Number 2, Summer 2003
Abstract

Cutaneous tuberculosis: a case contracted from needle prick injury
皮膚結核病:一個針刺感染病例

KK Ho 何家強

This is a case report of a 30-year-old man who contracted cutaneous Mycobacterium tuberculosis after a needle prick injury with an infected specimen. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was able to give a rapid diagnosis. Routine culture was still required to guide the choice of anti-tuberculosis regime. The role of PCR in the diagnosis of cutaneous Mycobacterium infection was discussed. (H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2003) 11, 92-95)

病例報告。三十歲男性患者,在接觸受感染標本時,意外地遭針刺傷而患上皮膚結核病。用多聚J鏈反應能作快速診斷。常規培養仍須進行,以便選取適當的抗生素治療法。多聚J鏈反應在皮膚結核病中的作用將予討論。

Keywords: Cutaneous Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, polymerase chain reaction

關鍵詞:皮膚分枝結核桿菌感染,多聚J鏈反應



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