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Lupus vulgaris: Difficulties in diagnosis


  • Julia Rhodes, MBBS (Hons). Tony Philip Caccetta, MBBS (Hons). Clare Tait, FACD.

Dr Julia Rhodes, Department of Dermatology, Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington St, Perth, WA 6000, Australia. Email:


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.

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