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DIAS, Maria Fernanda Reis Gavazzoni et al. Update on cutaneous tuberculosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2014, vol.89, n.6, pp.925-938. ISSN 0365-0596.

Tuberculosis continues to draw special attention from health care professionals and society in general. Cutaneous tuberculosis is an infection caused by M. tuberculosis complex, M. bovis and bacillus Calmette-Guérin. Depending on individual immunity, environmental factors and the type of inoculum, it may present varied clinical and evolutionary aspects. Patients with HIV and those using immunobiological drugs are more prone to infection, which is a great concern in centers where the disease is considered endemic. This paper aims to review the current situation of cutaneous tuberculosis in light of this new scenario, highlighting the emergence of new and more specific methods of diagnosis, and the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate the parasite-host interaction.

Palavras-chave : Erythema Induratum; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Tuberculosis; Tuberculosis; Cutaneous.

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