Julia Rhodes, MBBS (Hons). Tony Philip Caccetta, MBBS (Hons). Clare Tait, FACD.
Lupus vulgaris: Difficulties in diagnosis
Version of Record online: 23 FEB 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Australasian Journal of Dermatology © 2012 The Australasian College of Dermatologists
Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Volume 54, Issue 2, pages e53–e55, May 2013
How to Cite
Rhodes, J., Caccetta, T. P. and Tait, C. (2013), Lupus vulgaris: Difficulties in diagnosis. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 54: e53–e55. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2011.00874.x
- Issue online: 14 APR 2013
- Version of Record online: 23 FEB 2012
- Submitted 11 September 2011; accepted 14 December 2011.
- lupus vulgaris;
- skin disease;
Lupus vulgaris is one of the most common forms of cutaneous tuberculosis. It presents a diagnostic challenge due to its paucibacillary nature. This is a report of a case of a delayed diagnosis of lupus vulgaris, presenting as perianal and peristomal plaques, followed by a review of the diagnostic tools for lupus vulgaris and their limitations.