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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 80-81

Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis presenting as diffuse plantar keratoderma: An unusual sight


1 Department of Skin and Venereal Disease, Post Graduate Institute Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of General Medicine, Post Graduate Institute Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
3 Department of Dentistry, Tripura Health Services, Tripura, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.123511

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Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis (TVC) is a common cutaneous form of paucibacillary tuberculosis in an individual with moderate to high degree of immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Clinical appearance of TVC is mostly very typical with well-defined warty plaques presenting mostly on hands, knees, ankle, and buttocks; however several atypical morphology of the lesions have also been described. We hereby report a case of TVC, masquerading as asymptomatic diffuse keratoderma of left foot for nine months, in an otherwise healthy individual, obstructing easy diagnosis of cutaneous tuberculosis. Diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology.


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