We present a case of a young girl who presented with multiple cutaneous abscesses over 2 years at different sites. She had no constitutional symptoms or history of tuberculosis. On investigation, she was found to have rifampicin-sensitive tuberculosis presenting as tubercular gumma, a rare form of cutaneous tuberculosis which occurs due to haematogenous spread of the bacilli. She had disseminated disease involving the spinal column with associated psoas abscess. A thorough evaluation was done for immune-deficiency workup but was all negative. She was given antitubercular therapy and showed a good response to therapy at a follow-up of 1 month.
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Contributors SM and NS were the primary physicians looking after the patient and were responsible for collection of data and writing of the case report. AK and NW proof-read the report and gave expert advice.
Competing interests None declared.
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