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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 469-471

Lichen scrofulosorum: Cutaneous manifestation of tuberculous lymphadenitis


1 Department of Dermatology, Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, Kerala, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, Kerala, India
3 Department of Pathology, Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, Kerala, India
4 Department of Health Research, Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Nalakath Arakkal Uvais
Department of Health Research, Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijmy.ijmy_183_21

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Cutaneous tuberculosis (TB) known as tuberculid forms 1%–1.5% of all extrapulmonary manifestation of TB. Tuberculids result from a hypersensitivity reaction to an extracutaneous source of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in individuals with high immunity and can be difficult to diagnose. Lichen scrofulosorum (LS) is a rare form of tuberculid predominantly seen in children and young adults; we report a case of an 8-year-old boy evaluated for fever and mediastinal lymphadenopathy in whom the skin lesions, LS, served as an important clue for the diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis.


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