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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 166-168

Pott disease in a 14-year-old girl affected by congenital lamellar ichthyosis type 3 and diabetes mellitus

1 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
2 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy; Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, King's College London, London, UK

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Andrea D Praticò
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia 78, Catania, Italy

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DOI: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_82_17

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Extrapulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis (TB) are particularly frequent during childhood, and usually involve the lymph nodes and the skull. They are related to predisposing immunosuppression conditions. A patient affected by diabetes mellitus type 1 (DMT1) and congenital lamellar ichthyosis type 3 came at our attention with a 4-year history of recurrent parotitis and severe back pain and inferior limb hypomobility, which had lasted for 6 months. A diagnosis of chronic TB parotitis combined with Pott disease was performed after a suggestive spinal magnetic resonance imaging, and positive culture and polymerase-chain reaction examination. Surgical aspiration of the fluid collection and a 12-month antitubercular treatment resulted in complete resolution of the symptomatology. This is the first report of a Pott disease in a patient affected by the two co-occurrences of two immunosuppression diseases such as DMT1 and congenital lamellar ichthyosis type 3

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