• Vol. 36 No. 2, 152–153
  • 15 February 2007

Soft Tissue Manifestations of Mycobacterial Infection in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases

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Patients with rheumatic disease are at risk of opportunistic infections as a result of immunosuppressive therapy and the underlying disease. These infections (including mycobacterial infections) can present in unusual ways, mimic disease exacerbations and pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to physicians. We describe 3 patients who presented with soft tissue mycobacterial infection to our institution over a 1-year period.

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