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Cutaneous Tuberculosis in a Child-Scrofuloderma

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 9)

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Page : 2365-2366

Keywords : Scrofuloderma; tuberculosis; Mycobacterium; anti-tuberculous drugs;

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Cutaneous tuberculosis infection occurs world wide particularly in association with HIV infection malnutrition and poor sanitary condition. Scrofuloderma is a common type of tuberculosis characterized by a bluish red nodule overlying an infected lymph gland bone or joint that breaks down to form an undermined ulcer with a granulomatous tissue at the base. Progression of the disease leads to irregular adherent masses, densely fibrous at some places while fluctant and discharging at others. It heals with a characterstic puckered scarring at the site of infection. The disease is caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis and common antituberculous drugs are recommended for treatment.

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