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OBJECTIVE To review the epidemiology of atypical mycobacterial cutaneous infection in Hong Kong. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Social Hygiene Service (Dermatology Division), the largest dermatological referral centre in Hong Kong. PATIENTS Patients with a diagnosis of atypical mycobacterial cutaneous infection based on clinical features,(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide an update on cutaneous tuberculosis in Hong Kong. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Social Hygiene Service (Dermatology Division), the largest dermatological referral centre in Hong Kong. PATIENTS Patients presented with cutaneous tuberculosis between 1993 and 2002 inclusive. Case notes, histology reports, and microbiological(More)
Primary cutaneous amyloidosis is the deposition of amyloid in the skin without involvement of internal organs. It is easily diagnosed when presented in its typical manifestation. Atypical or rare clinical presentations can pose diagnostic difficulties. Poikiloderma-like cutaneous amyloidosis (PCA), a rare variant of primary cutaneous amyloidosis, was first(More)
This is the first survey of eosinophilic folliculitis (EF) in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Hong Kong. The present report provides the local data on HIV-associated eosinophilic folliculitis (HIV-EF) and includes the first Chinese, heterosexual female patient with this condition. This is a retrospective study on all(More)
Orificial tuberculosis (OTB) is a rare form of cutaneous Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection affecting the mucosa and skin around orifices in patients with advanced internal tuberculosis and poor general health. We report a 72-year-old Chinese man who had a 10-year history of OTB with disseminated tuberculosis infection of the lungs and urinary tract. He(More)
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