Management of cutaneous tuberculosis.

  title={Management of cutaneous tuberculosis.},
  author={Evangeline B Handog and Teresita G Gabriel and Rosario Trinidad V Pineda},
  journal={Dermatologic therapy},
  volume={21 3},
Cutaneous tuberculosis (TB) is an extrapulmonary form of tuberculosis, which may be classified based on the immunologic state of the host. Chemotherapy still remains the treatment of choice. The management of cutaneous TB follows the same guidelines as that of TB of other organs, which can be treated with a short course four-agent chemotherapeutic regimen given for 2 months followed by a two-drug regimen for the next 4 months. This chapter highlights current treatment recommendations for… CONTINUE READING