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IJHSR. 2016; 6(5): 420-422

A Pyoderma Gangrenosum like Presentation of Cutaneous Tuberculosis (Lupus Vulgaris).

Ajay Kumar, Vinay Shanker, Geeta Ram Tegta, Ghanshyam Kumar Verma.

Context: Tuberculosis of the skin is relatively rare condition with a varied spectrum of presentations which depends upon immune status and the mode of acquiring infection. The cutaneous tuberculosis is seen in developing countries where incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis is high. The diagnosis of cutaneous tuberculosis is based on the clinical features, tuberculin sensitivity, histopathological analysis, tissue mycobacteria DNA demonstration or culture of mycobacterium. Herein we present an unusual case of lupus vulgar is type of cutaneous tuberculosis which presented as pyoderma gangrenosum like, which itself is a rare entity in Indian subcontinent.

Key words: Cutaneous tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Pyoderma gangrenosum.

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