International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Dermatology | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024


Lupus Vulgaris - With Elbow Deformity

Dr. Nikita Narayanan | Dr. Pooja Thashnath | Dr Soundarya S | Dr. Jayakar Thomas [6]


Abstract: Lupus vulgaris is a form of cutaneous tuberculosis. It occurs in previously sensitized individuals with a moderate degree of immunity against tubercle bacilli. The lesions are acquired by hematogenous spread from an underlying tuberculosis focusor by direct inoculation. [1] Cutaneous tuberculosis is a rare infection that represents 1 - 1.5% of extrapulmonary tuberculosis whose etiological agents are Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium bovis, attenuated form of Bacillus Calmette - Guerin (BCG vaccine). Here, we present a case of a 76 - year - old male who presented to the OPD with Lupus vulgaris.


Keywords: Lupus vulgaris, cutaneous tuberculosis (CTB), mycobacterium tuberculosis


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 1757 - 1760


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