Cutaneous Tuberculosis in Children
Article first published online: 22 NOV 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 30, Issue 1, pages 7–16, January/February 2013
How to Cite
Sethuraman, G. and Ramesh, V. (2013), Cutaneous Tuberculosis in Children. Pediatric Dermatology, 30: 7–16. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01794.x
- Issue published online: 15 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 22 NOV 2012
Abstract: Cutaneous tuberculosis is a rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis that accounts for 1% to 2% of cases. Childhood skin tuberculosis represents 18% to 82% of all cutaneous tuberculosis cases. Scrofuloderma and lupus vulgaris are the two most common clinical forms in children. An increase in the number of tuberculids, especially lichen scrofulosorum, has been observed in the last several years. Cutaneous tuberculosis in children can be severe and have a protracted course. Multiplicity of lesions and multifocal disseminated involvement in scrofuloderma and lupus vulgaris is common. Scrofuloderma progressing to gummatous lesions (scrofulous gumma) is mostly described in children. Morbidities and deformities are more severe in children.