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Scrofuloderma with Multiple Organ Involvement in a 5-Year-Old Child


Kanwar M.D. Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh 160 047, India, or e-mail:


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.