Scrofuloderma with Multiple Organ Involvement in a 5-Year-Old Child
Article first published online: 7 JUL 2008
Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 328–331, August 2001
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Kaur, S. , Thami, G. P. , Kanwar, A. J. and Mohan, H. (2001), Scrofuloderma with Multiple Organ Involvement in a 5-Year-Old Child. Pediatric Dermatology, 18: 328–331. doi: 10.1046/j.1525-1470.2001.01956.x
- Issue published online: 7 JUL 2008
- Article first published online: 7 JUL 2008
Cutaneous tuberculosis is a rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis seen in children in developing countries. We report a 5-year-old child with cutaneous tuberculosis with involvement of lymph nodes, lungs, and the musculoskeletal and central nervous systems, which was not clinically obvious. Antituberculous treatment led to marked clinical improvement. The importance of a thorough search for internal organ involvement in patients presenting with cutaneous tuberculosis is emphasized.