Published: 2017-05-27

Lupus vulgaris: a rare presentation of tuberculosis

Nasreen Ali, Sunil Kumar Agarwalla, Niranjan Mohanty, Pulok Ranjan Mallick


70-80% of tuberculosis in children is pulmonary tuberculosis and the rest belong to the group of extra pulmonary tuberculosis, of which cutaneous TB is relatively uncommon. Here, we present a case of 10year old boy who was admitted in emergency paediatric department of MKCG medical college with complains of pain abdomen. On further examination and investigation was diagnosed as a case of Lupus vulgaris with SAIO.


Cutaneous TB, Lupus vulgaris, Pulmonary tuberculosis, SAIO

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