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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Development of a polymerase chain reaction dot-blotting system for detecting cutaneous tuberculosis.

The lesions were mildly itchy. Pateland Yogesh S. 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.

According to Lewandowsky, 3 it is the best example of a tuberculid. No lymphadenopathy or organomegaly was present. However, rarely antigen of mycobacterial TB has been demonstrated in papulonecrotic tuberculid, another type of more frequently seen tuberculid.

This confirmed the diagnosis of LS. Diagnosis of these lesions can be difficult, as they resemble many other dermatological conditions that licheh often primarily considered.

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Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. This infection-related cutaneous condition article is a stub. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more. Lichen scrofulosorum also known as “Tuberculosis cutis lichenoides” is a rare tuberculid that presents as a lichenoid eruption of minute papules in children and scroofulosorum with tuberculosis.


In his clinical description he classified the disease under the exanthems, since lichen scrofulosorum is an eruption of small papules usually present over the trunk, back and abdomen. scrofuloorum

Lichen scrofulosorum – Wikipedia

The characteristic symptom of the disease is an eruption of miliary papules of pale yellow, brownish red or of the same color as the rest of the skin. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

Lichen scrofulosorum was first recognized and described by Hebra 1 in Diseases of the skin. Rook’s textbook of dermatology. Mycobacterium-related cutaneous conditions Infection-related cutaneous condition stubs.

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The mother first noticed the lesions on the. He responded promptly to antitubercular therapy with complete clearance of lesions in one month. CASE REPORT We report a case of year-old male who presented to us with multiple small erythematous to skin-colored, mostly perifollicular papules over forearms [ Figure 1 ], dorsum of hands [ Figure 2 ], shoulders, forehead [ Figure 3 ] and scapular region since 15 days.

Cutaneous nerves were spared. Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. New Sydenham Society; Tuberculids are a group of skin conditions associated with an underlying or silent focus of TB.


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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. The eruption is usually associated with a strongly positive tuberculin reaction. A biopsy was done which showed focal lichenoid tuberculoid granulomatous inflammation. He had no past or family history of TB. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Priyanka SinghalPankil H.

It is imperative that dermatologists have a high index of suspicion in order to quickly diagnose and treat this condition. Actinomyces israelii Actinomycosis Cutaneous licheen Tropheryma whipplei Whipple’s disease Arcanobacterium haemolyticum Arcanobacterium haemolyticum infection Actinomyces gerencseriae.

Examination of hair, nails and mucosal surfaces was normal. Corynebacterium diphtheriae Diphtheria Corynebacterium minutissimum Erythrasma Corynebacterium jeikeium Group JK corynebacterium sepsis. Support Center Support Center.

Lichen scrofulosorum

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