Tuberculous gumma

Tuberculous gumma

Tuberculous gumma
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 A18.4 (ILDS A18.486)

Tuberculous gumma (also known as a "Metastatic tuberculous abscess," and "Metastatic tuberculous ulcer") is a cutaneous condition characterized histologically by massive necrosis.[1] Restated, this is a skin condition that results from hematogenous dissemination of mycobacteria from a primary focus, resulting in firm, nontender erythematous nodules that soften, ulcerate, and form sinuses.[2]:336

See also


  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. pp. Chapter 74.  
  2. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier.