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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 26-33

Skin in pulmonary tuberculosis.

Department of Dermatovenerology, Armed Force Medical College & Military Hospital, Pune-411040

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PN Arora
Department of Dermatovenerology, Armed Force Medical College & Military Hospital, Pune-411040

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ABSTRACT: Dermatological changes were recorded in 344 (18.4 percent) out of 1866 male patients (18 to 63 years) of pulmonary tuberculosis from June 1991 to May 1993. Cutaneous tuberculosis was recorded in 0.2 percent patients. The commonest cutaneous (5.8 percent) were drug eruptions (maculopapular 3.6 percent acneiform 1.0 percent, pruitus 0.6 percent, urticaria 0.4 percent and vasculitis 0.2 percent), followed by fungal infections 3.5 percent, viral infections 1.9 percent, eczema/dermatitis 1.5 percent, scabies 1.2 percent, STD 0.8 percent, pyodermas 0.6 percent, HIV infection (PGL) 0.4 percent autoimmune disorders, reactions to mechanical trauma, leprosy and alopecia areata 0.3 percent each; nutritional disorders, clubbing of fingers and acne vulgaris 0.2 percent each; papulosqamous disorders, vitiligo, macular amyloidosis and hyperhidrosis were observed in 0.1 percent or less. 35.1 percent had far advances, 50.6 percent had moderately advanced and 14.3 percent had minimal pulmonary lesions on radiological examination in those having cutaneous lesions. Sputum for AFB was positive in more than half (52.6 percent).

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