Multifocal Scrofuloderma with Disseminated Tuberculosis in a Severely Malnourished Child

Authors

  • Archana Singal M.D.,

    1. Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India
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  • Deepika Pandhi M.D.,

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    1. Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India
      Deepika Pandhi, M.D., B-1/1101, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070, India, or e-mail: deepikapandhi@rediffmail.com.
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  • Subhav Kumar Agrawal M.D.

    1. Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India
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Deepika Pandhi, M.D., B-1/1101, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070, India, or e-mail: deepikapandhi@rediffmail.com.

Abstract

Abstract:  Tuberculosis and malnutrition continue to be significant health problems in developing countries. Moderate to severe malnutrition can cause immunosuppression and predispose children to various infections. We report disseminated tuberculosis in a severely malnourished Indian child who presented primarily with cutaneous involvement.

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