Tuberculid of the penis with a scab on the nodule
Version of Record online: 12 OCT 2004
International Journal of Urology
Volume 11, Issue 10, pages 931–933, October 2004
How to Cite
YONEMURA, S., FUJIKAWA, S., SU, J. S., OHNISHI, T., ARIMA, K. and SUGIMURA, Y. (2004), Tuberculid of the penis with a scab on the nodule. International Journal of Urology, 11: 931–933. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2004.00917.x
- Issue online: 12 OCT 2004
- Version of Record online: 12 OCT 2004
- Received 29 August 2003; accepted 16 March 2004.
- cutaneous tuberculosis;
Abstract Tuberculids of the penis are extremely rare. The clinical features of tuberculids of the penis have been reported as ulceration or scars. We have experienced a case of tuberculid of the penis that appeared as a scab on nodule. A 56-year-old man presented with a 4-month history of a painless subcutaneous nodule at the glans penis. Pathological findings of the nodule showed granulomatous inflammation. Tuberculin tests were strongly positive, but tubercle bacilli could not be detected. The diagnosis was tuberculid of the penis and the patient received antituberculosis chemotherapy. The present paper reports an interesting and rare case of tuberculid of the penis with a scab on nodule.