Indian Journal of Dermatology
CORRESPONDENCE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 230-

Tin tack sign in localized cutaneous leishmaniasis: Reader's question


Ayda Acar 
 Department of Dermatology, Ege University, Medical Faculty, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey

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Ayda Acar
Department of Dermatology, Ege University, Medical Faculty, Bornova, Izmir
Turkey




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Acar A. Tin tack sign in localized cutaneous leishmaniasis: Reader's question.Indian J Dermatol 2020;65:230-230


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Acar A. Tin tack sign in localized cutaneous leishmaniasis: Reader's question. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jun 13 ];65:230-230
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Sir,

I was very interested to read the article published by Rather and Yaseen in 2017. They described positive tin tack sign in four cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) and stated as first described them to their knowledge.[1] Tin tack sign was first time described in CL in 1934 by famous Turkish dermatologist Prof. Dr. Hulusi Behçet.[2],[3] Uzun et al. searched tin tack sign in 412 CL patients in one of the endemic areas of Turkey and they found positive tin tack sign in 42 of them in 2002.[4]

The authors may not have been able to access these articles because these publications were published in early dates or in Turkish journals and they are not available in PubMed. I am writing this letter to add this information to the current literature.

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References

1Rather S, Yaseen A. “Tin Tack” sign in localized cutaneous leishmaniasis: A finding from a nonendemic disease focus. Indian J Dermatol 2017;62:535-7.
2Behçet H. Wright çıbanları seririyatında ihmal edilmiş iki mühim nokta. Türkderm 1934;1:16-22.
3Behçet H. Deux points importants et négligés dans le tableau clinique desboutons de Wright. Bull Soc Franc Derm Syph 1934;41:97-105.
4Uzun S, Baba M, Acar MA, Memişoǧlu HR. Hulusi behçet'in çivi belirtisinin kutanöz leishmaniasisin klinik tanısındaki deǧeri. Türkderm 2002;36:20-3.