Diagnosis of mycobacterial skin infections.

Kromer, Christian; Fabri, Mario; Schlapbach, Christoph; Schulze, Marco H; Groß, Uwe; Schön, Michael P; Buhl, Timo (2019). Diagnosis of mycobacterial skin infections. Journal of the German Society of Dermatology, 17(9), pp. 889-893. Wiley 10.1111/ddg.13925

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The diagnosis of cutaneous mycobacterial infections may be challenging. Owing to the broad spectrum of their clinical presentations, mycobacterioses have to be considered as differential diagnoses to many inflammatory dermatoses. Diagnostic measures comprise histology including special staining, cultures and molecular microbiological examinations as well as the detection of cellular immune reactions of the patient by means of interferon-γ release assays and skin testing. Clinicians should know the appropriate use and combination of procedures to diagnose mycobacterioses quickly and correctly and to avoid costs and delays caused by unnecessary examinations. This mini review summarizes advantages, limitations, and pitfalls of diagnostic methods for mycobacterial skin infections.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Schlapbach, Christoph

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1610-0387

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sandra Nyffenegger

Date Deposited:

30 Dec 2019 07:41

Last Modified:

07 May 2020 11:07

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/ddg.13925

PubMed ID:

31475786

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.136756

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/136756

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