[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.205.176.107. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
Off-Center Fold
July 2005

Chronic Infiltrates and Persisting Ulcerations on the Arms and Legs—Diagnosis

Author Affiliations
 

MICHAEL E.MINGMD

Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(7):897-902. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.7.897-f

Histologic examination of the biopsy specimen revealed a dense, diffuse infiltrate in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue consisting almost exclusively of granulocytes. Because there was concern regarding an infectious process, a Ziehl-Neelsen stain was performed, which showed numerous acid-fast bacilli (Figure 4). Culture of tissue on Jensen-Löwenstein agar did not yield mycobacteria, but acid-fast bacilli were found in the sputum sample as well as in the smear from an ulcerative lesion on the hand.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×