Slide 098 Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Tuberculosis
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The mother of this boy had sputum smear-positive tuberculosis. Her son presented with multiple subcutaneous abscesses, some of which were opened here to establish the diagnosis: acid-fast bacilli were found in the pus. Despite the dissemination, the boy was systemically remarkably well (no apparent weight loss can be noted).

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