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Multifocal Cutaneous Tuberculosis in Immunocompetent Individual

Publication Type : Journal Article

Source : Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2015;9(12): WD01-2

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Dermatology

Year : 2015

Abstract : Most common form of cutaneous tuberculosis (TB) is lupus vulgaris, which usually occurs in previously sensitized individuals who have a high degree of tuberculin sensitivity. Various forms including plaque, ulcerative, hypertrophic, vegetative, papular, and nodular forms have been described. We are reporting a case of a young female, who presented with 6 well defined erythematous scaly plaques involving both arms and a puckered scar on right forearm and right breast. Clinically, it was looking like lupus vulgaris with cold abscess, few lesions mimicking scrofuloderma, but skin biopsy from both the types of lesions revealed lupus vulgaris. Patient improved with Anti Tuberculous Therapy and surgical drainage of underlying cold abscess.

Cite this Research Publication : Mehta MJ, Anjaneyan G, Rathod K, Vora RV., "Multifocal Cutaneous Tuberculosis in Immunocompetent Individual," Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2015;9(12): WD01-2

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