Primary Mycobacterium bovis infection revealed by erythema nodosum [Short communication]
Abstract:Mycobacterium bovis is responsible for a zoonosis originating in cattle. This disease has rarely affected man in industrialised countries since the establishment of veterinary surveillance in cattle. We report the case of a young female patient who developed a Mycobacterium bovis primary infection revealed by erythema nodosum. Infection was probably due to the consumption of non-pasteurised milk in Morocco. This clinical manifestation is rare and physicians ought to be aware of this imported pathology.
Document Type: Short Communication
Affiliations: 1: Department of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Bégin Military Hospital, Saint Mandé, France 2: Department of Clinical Microbiology, Percy Military Hospital, Clamart, France 3: Department of Clinical Microbiology, Bégin Military Hospital, Saint Mandé, France
Publication date: August 1, 2011
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