Lichen Scrofulosorum. A 9-year-old boy presented with asymptomatic, skin colored, grouped papules with mild scaling on elbows, buttocks, knees, and dorsa of. Lichen scrofulosorum is a tuberculid that is usually seen in children or young adults. Although a rare occurrence, this tuberculid is an important marker of occult. In lichen scrofulosorum there is a superficial inflammatory reaction about hair follicles and sweat ducts which may include tuberculoid granulomas. Acid-fast.
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Lichen scrofulosorum – Wikipedia
A biopsy was done which showed focal lichenoid tuberculoid granulomatous inflammation. According to Lewandowsky, 3 it dcrofulosorum the best example of a tuberculid.
However, it should be considered in patients presenting with persistent papular lesions not responding to other therapies. Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.
Lichen scrofulosorum, tuberculid, anti-tubercular therapy. Priyanka SinghalPankil H.
You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Nil Conflict of Interest: Views Read Edit View history. Patient was started on Scrifulosorum I antitubercular therapy ATT with four drugs rifampicin, isoniazid, ethambutol and pyrazinamide for the first two months, followed by rifampicin and isoniazid for six months. Lichen scrofulosorum is a tuberculous entity consisting of small areas of lupus caused by tuberculous infiltrate, and is partly differentiated from lupus by the small dimension of wcrofulosorum lesion.
Open in a separate window. The lesions are usually asymptomatic, closely grouped, skin-colored to reddish-brown papulesoften perifollicular and are mainly found on the abdomen, chest, back, and proximal parts of the limbs. Lichen scrofulosorum was first recognized and described by Hebra 1 in This highlights its rarity and significance as an important marker of undetected tuberculosis. Corynebacterium diphtheriae Diphtheria Corynebacterium minutissimum Erythrasma Corynebacterium jeikeium Group JK corynebacterium sepsis.
It is imperative that dermatologists have a high index of suspicion in order to quickly diagnose and treat this condition. The lesions were mildly itchy. A prospective study of 39 patients. This page was last edited on 9 Julyat Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more.
Singhal A, Bhattacharya SN. Actinobacteria primarily A00—A79—, — Correct diagnosis of LS is frequently delayed because of its rarity and clinical similarity to many other more common skin conditions. Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. Indian Dermatol Online J.
Lichen scrofulosorum also known as “Tuberculosis cutis lichenoides” is a rare tuberculid that presents as a lichenoid eruption of minute papules in children and adolescents with tuberculosis.
Examination of hair, nails and mucosal surfaces was normal. Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology. Lichen scrofulosorum LS also known as tuberculosis TB cutis lichenoides, is a rare tuberculid that presents as a lichenoid eruption of minute papules in children and adolescents with TB. The eruption is usually associated with a strongly positive tuberculin reaction.
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