A case of Lupus vulgaris with unusual location

Senol M., Ozcan A., Mizrak B., Turgut A., Karaca S., Kocer H.

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, cilt.30, ss.566-569, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the oldest diseases of our planet; today, it still is a serious medicosocial problem in both developing and developed countries. Cutaneous tuberculosis is part of the small percentage of extrapulmonary forms of the disease and has considerable morphological variability. It is often confused with various cutaneous disorders and some other granulomatous processes of the skin. Here, we present a case of long-standing and atypically-located lupus vulgaris in an old man. The patient was successfully treated with triple antituberculous therapy.