Bindi Tuberculosis – Lupus Vulgaris Associated with Bindi Use: A Case Report OD04-OD05
Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra,
Assistant Professor, Department of Chest & TB, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtraâ€“ 440003, India.
Cutaneous lesions are relatively uncommon manifestations of tuberculosis (TB). A 40-year-old female presented with skin lesion over the forehead since two months. She used to apply bindi over the same area since past 25 years. Based on skin biopsy and other ancillary investigations, she was diagnosed as a case of lupus vulgaris and initiated on anti TB medications following which, the lesion regressed. Thus, we herein report the first case of cutaneous tuberculosis (lupus vulgaris) associated with long term use of bindi.