Chapter 31. Mycobacterial Infections

  1. Tony Burns MB, BS, FRCP Emeritus Consultant Dermatologist3,
  2. Stephen Breathnach MA, MB, BChir, MD, PhD, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist4,5,
  3. Neil Cox BSc, MB, ChB, FRCP(Lond & Edin) Consultant Dermatologist Visiting Professor6,7 and
  4. Christopher Griffiths BSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor of Dermatology Consultant Dermatologist8
  1. V. M. Yates MBChB, FRCP Honorary Consultant Dermatologist1,2

Published Online: 6 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317633.ch31

Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition

Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Yates, V. M. (2010) Mycobacterial Infections, in Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition (eds T. Burns, S. Breathnach, N. Cox and C. Griffiths), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317633.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK

  2. 4

    St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK

  3. 5

    Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Epsom, Surrey, UK

  4. 6

    Department of Dermatology, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle CA2 7HY, UK

  5. 7

    University of Cumbria, Carlisle CA1 2HH, UK

  6. 8

    The Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Dermatology Centre, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Dermatology, Royal Bolton NHS Trust, Minerva Road, Bolton BL4 0JR, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161695

Online ISBN: 9781444317633



  • mycobacteria characteristics and branched polymer arabinogalactan;
  • multidrug resistant tuberculosis;
  • immunology of tuberculosis-necrosis, Koch phenomenon;
  • tuberculosis diagnostic tests - lymphocyte-induced hypersensitivity to mycobacterial antigens;
  • skin tuberculosis - endogenous and exogenous route of infection;
  • BCG vaccination, reducing childhood tuberculosis;
  • non-tuberculous mycobacteria in immunocompromised hosts;
  • M. marinum, granulomatous skin lesions;
  • M. kansasii, photochromogenic bacterium, granulomatous pulmonary infection in middle-aged men;
  • other mycobacteria - M. xenopi and lupus vulgaris-like skin lesions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Tuberculosis

  • Tuberculosis of the skin

  • Non-tuberculous (atypical) mycobacteria

  • References