Mycobacterium kansasii infection limited to skin and lymph node in a patient with AIDS

Clin Exp Dermatol. 1990 Nov;15(6):457-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.1990.tb02144.x.


The case of a 36-year-old HIV-1-positive patient is presented. After an episode of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and cytomegalovirus retinitis a pruritic lesion developed on the thigh with subsequent intracutaneous abscess formation and regional lymph-node enlargement. Mycobacterium kansasii was demonstrated in lymph-node and abscess material. With a tuberculostatic triple-drug regimen the lesions resolved completely. Cutaneous involvement in the course of non-tuberculous mycobacteriosis in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Adult
  • HIV-1*
  • Humans
  • Lymphadenitis / complications*
  • Male
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / complications*
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious / complications*
  • Thigh