Mycobacterium chelonae: a rare cause of subcutaneous nodules in a patient on long term corticosteroids

Rheumatology
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2008.0002
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Mycobacterium chelonae: a rare cause of subcutaneous nodules in a patient on long term corticosteroids

Subcutaneous nodules are a common clinical finding. Common causes include rheumatoid nodules, gouty tophi, neurofibromatosis type 1, Madelung's disease (benign symmetric lipomatosis), Dercum's disease (adiposis dolorosa) and tuberous xanthomas. Other causes include: hibernoma, lipoblastoma, angiolipoma, liposarcoma, glomus tumour, leiomyoma, eccrine spiradenoma, neuroma, granular cell tumour and cysts (epidermal, pilar, sebaceous, dermoid). We present a rare cause of subcutaneous nodules in a patient on long term corticosteroids.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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