Chronic suppurative skin lesions in a young woman

Paul Arkell, Tanizio E. Florindo, Rob Baird, Christopher Babua

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A woman in her early 20s presented with skin ulcers and swellings on her neck, right axilla, and chest, which had gradually worsened over six months. Her presentation was delayed because she was anxious about receiving medical care, and travel to the clinic was difficult and costly.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbern797
Number of pages4
JournalThe BMJ
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Skin lesions
  • suppurative skin lesions
  • skin ulcers
  • tuberculosis polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test
  • Scrofuloderma
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis


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