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Elephantiasis of the external genitalia: a sequel to cutaneous tuberculosis.

Padmavathy L, Rao LL, Chockalingam K, Ethirajan N, Dhanlakshmi M - Indian J Dermatol (2009)

Bottom Line: Tuberculosis continues to be an important public health problem and cutaneous tuberculosis constitutes a minor proportion of extra pulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis.Elephantiasis of the external genitalia, as a sequel to cutaneous tuberculosis, in a 40-year-old diabetic lady is being reported for its rarity.The patient also had lesions of healed scrofuloderma of 27 years' duration, in both axillae, with residual pedunculated nodules.

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Affiliation: Dermatologist, Urban Health Center, Division of Community Medicine, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India. drellellar@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT
Tuberculosis continues to be an important public health problem and cutaneous tuberculosis constitutes a minor proportion of extra pulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis. Elephantiasis of the external genitalia, as a sequel to cutaneous tuberculosis, in a 40-year-old diabetic lady is being reported for its rarity. The patient also had lesions of healed scrofuloderma of 27 years' duration, in both axillae, with residual pedunculated nodules.

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Multiple scars (bridge scars) in both axillae with matted and non tender lymph nodes and pedunculated, firm nodules associated with intertrigo
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Figure 0001: Multiple scars (bridge scars) in both axillae with matted and non tender lymph nodes and pedunculated, firm nodules associated with intertrigo

Mentions: Cutaneous examination revealed multiple scars (bridge scars) in both axillae [Figure 1] with matted and non tender lymph nodes and pedunculated, 4cm × 2cm, firm nodules, associated with intertrigo in both axillae. There were no active discharging sinuses in the axillae. There was candidal intertrigo between the skin folds in the nodules [Figure 1].


Elephantiasis of the external genitalia: a sequel to cutaneous tuberculosis.

Padmavathy L, Rao LL, Chockalingam K, Ethirajan N, Dhanlakshmi M - Indian J Dermatol (2009)

Multiple scars (bridge scars) in both axillae with matted and non tender lymph nodes and pedunculated, firm nodules associated with intertrigo
© Copyright Policy - open-access
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Figure 0001: Multiple scars (bridge scars) in both axillae with matted and non tender lymph nodes and pedunculated, firm nodules associated with intertrigo
Mentions: Cutaneous examination revealed multiple scars (bridge scars) in both axillae [Figure 1] with matted and non tender lymph nodes and pedunculated, 4cm × 2cm, firm nodules, associated with intertrigo in both axillae. There were no active discharging sinuses in the axillae. There was candidal intertrigo between the skin folds in the nodules [Figure 1].

Bottom Line: Tuberculosis continues to be an important public health problem and cutaneous tuberculosis constitutes a minor proportion of extra pulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis.Elephantiasis of the external genitalia, as a sequel to cutaneous tuberculosis, in a 40-year-old diabetic lady is being reported for its rarity.The patient also had lesions of healed scrofuloderma of 27 years' duration, in both axillae, with residual pedunculated nodules.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Dermatologist, Urban Health Center, Division of Community Medicine, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India. drellellar@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT
Tuberculosis continues to be an important public health problem and cutaneous tuberculosis constitutes a minor proportion of extra pulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis. Elephantiasis of the external genitalia, as a sequel to cutaneous tuberculosis, in a 40-year-old diabetic lady is being reported for its rarity. The patient also had lesions of healed scrofuloderma of 27 years' duration, in both axillae, with residual pedunculated nodules.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus