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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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Mentions: External genitalia showed swelling, with a pedunculated, polypoid growth, 3cm × 3cm, extending from the right labium minus [Figure 2]. There were multiple skin colored papules attached to both labia minora. There was thick curdy white discharge per vaginum. Verrucous hyperkeratotic plaques with papillomatosis and scarring were seen on the medial aspect of both thighs. Indurated, firm plaques, 23cm × 10cm, with multiple discharging sinuses, were seen on the perineum and extending onto the gluteal region, in a bilaterally symmetrical distribution [Figure 3, Figure 4]. Per vaginal examination did not reveal any abnormality, either in the uterus or the cervix. Inguinal and femoral lymphadenopathy could not be made out due to the gross thickening of the skin in the region. Other systems were clinically normal.


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

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

Indurated, firm plaques, with multiple discharging sinuses over the perineum
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Figure 0004: Indurated, firm plaques, with multiple discharging sinuses over the perineum
Mentions: External genitalia showed swelling, with a pedunculated, polypoid growth, 3cm × 3cm, extending from the right labium minus [Figure 2]. There were multiple skin colored papules attached to both labia minora. There was thick curdy white discharge per vaginum. Verrucous hyperkeratotic plaques with papillomatosis and scarring were seen on the medial aspect of both thighs. Indurated, firm plaques, 23cm × 10cm, with multiple discharging sinuses, were seen on the perineum and extending onto the gluteal region, in a bilaterally symmetrical distribution [Figure 3, Figure 4]. Per vaginal examination did not reveal any abnormality, either in the uterus or the cervix. Inguinal and femoral lymphadenopathy could not be made out due to the gross thickening of the skin in the region. Other systems were clinically normal.

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