Tuberculous abscess

Tuberculous abscesses are an uncommon presentation of tuberculosis, most often encountered in immunocompromised individuals (e.g. HIV/AIDS). Unlike the far more common tuberculomas (tuberculous granulomas), tuberculous abscesses contain pus with abundant identifiable organisms 1. The capsule that surrounds the necrotic purulent core is similar to more common bacterial abscesses, lacking granulomatous reaction prominent in tuberculomas 1


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