Indian Dermatology Online Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 190--192

Lichen scrofulosorum: A diagnosis overlooked


Priyanka Singhal, Pankil H Patel, Yogesh S Marfatia 
 Department of Skin-VD, Medical College and SSG Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Yogesh S Marfatia
Department of Skin-VD, Medical College and SSG Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat
India

Lichen scrofulosorum, also known as DQtuberculosis cutis lichenoides,DQ is a rare tuberculid that presents as a lichenoid eruption of minute papules in children and adolescents with tuberculosis. The lesions are usually asymptomatic, closely grouped, skin-colored to reddish-brown papules, often perifollicular, and are mainly found on the abdomen, chest, back, and proximal parts of the limbs. The eruption is usually associated with a strongly positive tuberculin reaction. Diagnosis of these lesions can be difficult, as they resemble many other dermatological conditions that are often primarily considered. We report a case of lichen scrofulosorum in an adult male without any focus of tuberculosis. He responded promptly to antitubercular therapy with complete clearance of lesions in one month.


How to cite this article:
Singhal P, Patel PH, Marfatia YS. Lichen scrofulosorum: A diagnosis overlooked.Indian Dermatol Online J 2012;3:190-192


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Singhal P, Patel PH, Marfatia YS. Lichen scrofulosorum: A diagnosis overlooked. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jul 27 ];3:190-192
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