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Autumn 2007, Vol. 15 No. 3

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2007) 15, 138-142

Case Report

Acute miliary tuberculosis in a five-month-old boy

FC Ip 葉方正 and KC Lee 李景中

A five-month-old boy presented with fever and multiple cutaneous papular eruptions. Skin biopsy revealed disseminated cutaneous tuberculosis (tuberculosis cutis disseminata). Tissue culture revealed Mycobacteria bovis (BCG). He was later diagnosed to have severe combined immunodeficiency. The clinical course, management and literature review of acute miliary tuberculosis will be briefly discussed.