Indian Journal of Dermatology
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Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 409-

Comments on tuberculosis verrucosa cutis presenting as diffuse plantar keratoderma: An unusual sight


Sambasiviah Chidambara Murthy, Suresh Tamraparni 
 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary - 583 104, Karnataka, India

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Sambasiviah Chidambara Murthy
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary - 583 104, Karnataka
India




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Murthy SC, Tamraparni S. Comments on tuberculosis verrucosa cutis presenting as diffuse plantar keratoderma: An unusual sight.Indian J Dermatol 2014;59:409-409


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Sir,

We read the case report, tuberculosis verrucosa cutis presenting as diffuse plantar keratoderma: An unusual sight, by Ghosh, et al. [1] with great interest. The authors have reported a rare occurrence of tuberculosis verrucosa cutis presenting as plantar keratoderma. We have a few comments regarding this.

Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis is a known rare cause of acquired palmoplantar keratoderma. [2] In a study from south India, four cases of tuberculosis verrucosa cutis presenting as palmoplantar keratodermas have been reported. [3] Three cases including a child had involvement of soles, while one adult male presented as palmar keratoderma. Hence, we wish to highlight that tuberculosis verrucosa cutis, although rare, is an established cause of palmoplantar keratoderma, and not the first report as suggested.

References

1Ghosh S, Aggarwal K, Jain VK, Chaudhuri S, Ghosh E, Arshdeep. Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis presenting as diffuse plantar keratoderma: An unusual sight. Indian J Dermatol 2014;59:80-1.
2Stevens HP, Kelsell DP, Leigh IM. The inherited keratodermas of palms and soles. In: Freedberg IM, Eisen AZ, Wolff K, Frank Austen K, Goldsmith LA, Katz SI, editors. Fitzpatrick's dermatology in general medicine. 6 th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2003. p. 505-14.
3Murthy SC, Raghu TY, Suresh T. A study of palmoplantar keratodermas in south India. Int J Dermatol 2008;47:762-4.