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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 196-197

Lupus vulgaris leading to perforation of nasal septum in a child


Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Shahdara, Delhi, India

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Dr. Archana Singal
Department of Dermatology and STD, B-14, Law Apartments, Karkardooma, Delhi - 110092
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.156401

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Lupus vulgaris (LV) is a common form of cutaneous tuberculosis in India, mostly involving the lower half of the body. Facial involvement is uncommon. Untreated disease may lead to significant morbidity due to atrophic scarring, mutilation, and deformity. We report a case of multi-focal LV in a 10-year-old boy affecting the nose and cheek that resulted in perforation of the nasal septum, a rarely reported complication.


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