Psoriasiform Type of Lichen Scrofulosorum: Clue to Disseminated Tuberculosis
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2010
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 28, Issue 5, pages 532–534, September/October 2011
How to Cite
Kumar, U., Sethuraman, G., Verma, P., Das, P. and Sharma, V. K. (2011), Psoriasiform Type of Lichen Scrofulosorum: Clue to Disseminated Tuberculosis. Pediatric Dermatology, 28: 532–534. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2010.01304.x
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2010
Abstract: We present a 16-year-old girl with tuberculosis of the lungs, lymph nodes, and liver, who had extensive inflammatory lesions with pustules, which resembled psoriasis. A skin biopsy showed extensive tuberculoid granulomas surrounding hair follicles, consistent with lichen scrofulosorum. Antitubercular therapy led to resolution of skin lesions. This severe inflammatory type of lichen scrofulosorum is extremely rare.