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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-55

Elephantiasis of the external genitalia: A sequel to cutaneous tuberculosis


1 Dermatologist, Urban Health Center, Division of Community Medicine, Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Patholgy, Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Community Medicine, Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India

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L Padmavathy
B3, RSA Complex, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar - 608 002, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.48988

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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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