Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91--92

Lichen scrofulosorum: An important marker of occult tuberculosis


Naina Dogra, Shazia Shah, Devraj Dogra 
 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Govt. Medical College, Jammu, India

Correspondence Address:
Devraj Dogra
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, SMGS Hospital, Govt. Medical College, Jammu
India

Lichen scrofulosorum is a tuberculid that is usually seen in children or young adults. Although a rare occurrence, this tuberculid is an important marker of occult tuberculosis, which may not be detected otherwise. We report here a case of lichen scrofulosorum in a ten year-old boy with typical grouped lichenoid papules on the trunk associated with axillary tuberculous lymphadenitis.


How to cite this article:
Dogra N, Shah S, Dogra D. Lichen scrofulosorum: An important marker of occult tuberculosis.Indian J Dermatol 2008;53:91-92


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Dogra N, Shah S, Dogra D. Lichen scrofulosorum: An important marker of occult tuberculosis. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Sep 22 ];53:91-92
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