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Open Forum Infectious Diseases


Cutaneous tuberculosis secondary to skin inoculation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is uncommon but it can occur in the health care settings. Herein, we report an unusual case of primary cutaneous tuberculosis of the thumb following a needlestick injury. The infection progressed with a necrotic granuloma, lymphatic dysfunction as visualized by near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging, and the development of an axillary web syndrome.


axillary web syndrome, dermal backflow, lymphatic dissemination, cutaneous tuberculosis, needlestick injury, near-infrared fluorescence imaging


PMID: 34322561



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