57. Mycobacterial Infections of the Skin

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP4,5,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD6,7 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD8,9
  1. Lisa McNally MBBS, MRCPCH1,
  2. Huda Al-Ansari MD, DTM&H2 and
  3. Vas Novelli FRCP, FRACP, FRCPCH3

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch57

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

McNally, L., Al-Ansari, H. and Novelli, V. (2011) Mycobacterial Infections of the Skin, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch57

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 5

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 6

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 7

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 8

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 9

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of Kurazulu, Durban, South Africa

  2. 2

    Department of Paediatrics, Salmaniya Hospital, Bahrain

  3. 3

    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384



  • mycobacterial infections of skin;
  • human disease due to mycobacteria - cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide;
  • mycobacteria, genus Mycobacterium - aerobic, non-motile;
  • cutaneous tuberculosis - tuberculous involvement of skin, any stage of infection;
  • cutaneous tuberculosis - arising from a haematogenous source;
  • contiguous involvement of skin - underlying subcutaneous caseous focus;
  • Erythema nodosum - most common form of skin hypersensitivity to tuberculosis;
  • non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections;
  • Mycobacterium fortuitum - rapid-growing atypical mycobacteria;
  • Mycobacterium chelonae, in pulmonary disease - and extrapulmonary infections


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cutaneous tuberculosis

  • Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections

  • References