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A clinico-histopathological study of lupus vulgaris: A 3 year experience at a tertiary care centre.

Pai VV, Naveen KN, Athanikar SB, Dinesh US, Divyashree A, Gupta G - Indian Dermatol Online J (2014)

Bottom Line: Lupus vulgaris is the most common form of cutaneous tuberculosis in adults.Fourteen cases of lupus vulgaris cases reported during the study period with eaqual incidence among males and females.Histopathologically tubercular granulomas were seen in all cases as compared to other studies.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: Lupus vulgaris is the most common form of cutaneous tuberculosis in adults. Lupus vulgaris is caused by hematogenous, lymphatic, or contiguous spread from elsewhere in the body. histologically it is charecterised by typical tubercles with or without caseation, surrounded by epitheloid histiocytes and multinucleate giant cells in the superficial epidermis with prominent peripheral lymphocytes.

Materials and method: All cases of clinically and histopathologicaly diagnosed lupus vulgaris over the previous five years were included in the study.

Results: Fourteen cases of lupus vulgaris cases reported during the study period with eaqual incidence among males and females.

Discussion: Plaque type of lupus vulgaris was the most common type. Histopathologically tubercular granulomas were seen in all cases as compared to other studies.

Conclusion: Different patterns of lupus vulgaris are reported.

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Mentions: Fourteen cases of lupus vulgaris reported during the study period. The incidence in males and females was almost equal. Most patients belonged to the third to fifth decade [Figure 1]. Among the various patterns of presentation of lupus vulgaris, plaque type (11 of the 14) was the most common type of presentation (78.5% of all lupus vulgaris cases) followed by ulcerative type (two cases) and one case of tumor like presentation [Figures 2 and 3]. Among the 11 patients who presented with plaque type of lupus vulgaris, eight of them (72.7%) presented with only one plaque [Figures 8 and 11]. History of pulmonary TB was positive in 2 out of 14 cases [Figure 13] and family history was positive in one case.


A clinico-histopathological study of lupus vulgaris: A 3 year experience at a tertiary care centre.

Pai VV, Naveen KN, Athanikar SB, Dinesh US, Divyashree A, Gupta G - Indian Dermatol Online J (2014)

Solitary plaque over the index finger
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Figure 8: Solitary plaque over the index finger
Mentions: Fourteen cases of lupus vulgaris reported during the study period. The incidence in males and females was almost equal. Most patients belonged to the third to fifth decade [Figure 1]. Among the various patterns of presentation of lupus vulgaris, plaque type (11 of the 14) was the most common type of presentation (78.5% of all lupus vulgaris cases) followed by ulcerative type (two cases) and one case of tumor like presentation [Figures 2 and 3]. Among the 11 patients who presented with plaque type of lupus vulgaris, eight of them (72.7%) presented with only one plaque [Figures 8 and 11]. History of pulmonary TB was positive in 2 out of 14 cases [Figure 13] and family history was positive in one case.

Bottom Line: Lupus vulgaris is the most common form of cutaneous tuberculosis in adults.Fourteen cases of lupus vulgaris cases reported during the study period with eaqual incidence among males and females.Histopathologically tubercular granulomas were seen in all cases as compared to other studies.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: Lupus vulgaris is the most common form of cutaneous tuberculosis in adults. Lupus vulgaris is caused by hematogenous, lymphatic, or contiguous spread from elsewhere in the body. histologically it is charecterised by typical tubercles with or without caseation, surrounded by epitheloid histiocytes and multinucleate giant cells in the superficial epidermis with prominent peripheral lymphocytes.

Materials and method: All cases of clinically and histopathologicaly diagnosed lupus vulgaris over the previous five years were included in the study.

Results: Fourteen cases of lupus vulgaris cases reported during the study period with eaqual incidence among males and females.

Discussion: Plaque type of lupus vulgaris was the most common type. Histopathologically tubercular granulomas were seen in all cases as compared to other studies.

Conclusion: Different patterns of lupus vulgaris are reported.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus