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Psoriasiform type of lichen scrofulosorum: clue to disseminated tuberculosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21133997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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We present a 16-year-old girl with tuberculosis of the lungs, lymph nodes, and liver, who had extensive inflammatory lesions with pustules, which resembled psoriasis. A skin biopsy showed extensive tuberculoid granulomas surrounding hair follicles, consistent with lichen scrofulosorum. Antitubercular therapy led to resolution of skin lesions. This severe inflammatory type of lichen scrofulosorum is extremely rare.
Authors:
Uttam Kumar; Gomathy Sethuraman; Parul Verma; Prasanjit Das; Vinod K Sharma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1525-1470     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  532-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Departments of Dermatology & Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
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