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2017 Month : June Volume : 3 Issue : 1 Page : 7-10

ATYPICAL PRESENTATION OF CUTANEOUS TUBERCULOSIS- A CASE REPORT.

Sinni Jain1, Manisha Nijhawan2, Shivi Nijhawan3, Savita Agarwal4, Shubhra Shukla5

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Sinni Jain,
3-TA-27, Jawahar Nagar,
Jaipur-302004.
E-mail: sinnijain10@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND

Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient human disease and even today it remains one of the most important public health problems. While pulmonary TB is the most common form, extrapulmonary TB is on the rise due to increase in immunosuppressed subjects. Cutaneous TB manifestations are rare forms of extrapulmonary TB. Cutaneous tuberculosis continues to be a significant medical problem even with the advent of highly effective antitubercular drugs. Lupus Vulgaris (LV) is the most common morphological variant of cutaneous tuberculosis. Once common, LV has declined steadily in incidence. In approximately 90% patients, classical lupus lesions are seen in head and neck regions. We report a case of 46-year-old female who had an atypical presentation of cutaneous TB over ear, which responded well to the antitubercular therapy.

KEYWORDS

Cutaneous Tuberculosis, Lupus Vulgaris.

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