DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20162005

Primary cutaneous tuberculosis associated with reactive cervical lymphadenopathy: a case report

Kaberi Kakati, Ashok Kumar Das, Nizara Baishya, Kishore Das, Lopamudra Kakoti, Jagannath Dev Sharma, Amal Chandra Kataki

Abstract


Tuberculosis (TB) is a mycobacterial infection that most frequently occurs due to infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an acid-fast bacillus. Cutaneous lesions are relatively uncommon manifestations of TB, occurring in only 1 to 2 percent of all infected patients.  Cutaneous tuberculosis can be acquired either exogenously or endogenously .We present here a case of primary cutaneous tuberculosis with reactive cervical lymphadenopathy.  A high index of suspicion is necessary for prompt diagnosis and treatment.


Keywords


Cutaneous tuberculosis, Cervical lymphadenopathy, Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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