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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 104

Ulcerative lupus vulgaris over nose, leading to cosmetic deformity

Department of Skin and V.D., Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat, India

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Pragya A Nair
Department of Skin and V.D, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat - 388 325
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.147856

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Lupus vulgaris (LV), is a chronic and progressive form of secondary cutaneous tuberculosis. In India, it is commonly seen over buttocks, thighs, and legs whereas involvement of nose is quite rare. Ulcerative variant particularly over nose causes destruction of cartilage, leading to irreversible deformities and contracture. High-index of suspicion is required for early diagnosis and prevention of cosmetic deformity. A case of LV over nose in a young male with ulceration is reported who responded well to anti-tubercular therapy, but left with scarring of nose, which could have been prevented if adequate awareness regarding extra-pulmonary cases would have been practiced.

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