Coexistence of Cutaneous Tuberculosis (Scrofuloderma) and Hanseniasis-A Rare Presentation 141-142
Dr. Ashoka Mahapatra,
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751019, India.
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Cutaneous tuberculosis, pulmonary tuberculosis and hanseniasis are all caused by different spp. of Mycobacterium, an intracellular pathogen whose development depends on impaired cell mediated immunity. Scrofuloderma is the most common variant of cutaneous tuberculosis, which is characterized by a direct extension of the skin which overlies the infected lymph gland, bone or joint, that breaks down to form an undermined ulcer. We are reporting a rare association of Scrofuloderma (cutaneous tuberculosis) with Hanseniasis (leprosy) in an adult male whose immune status was controversial.