Annular lupus vulgaris mimicking tinea cruris

Young Soo Heo, Won Woong Shin, Hae Jun Song, Chil Hwan Oh

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Abstract

Cutaneous tuberculosis is an infrequent form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. It is often clinically and histopathologically confused with various cutaneous disorders. A 36-year-old man attended our clinic with slowly progressive, asymptomatic, annular skin lesions on both the thighs and buttocks for 10 years. He consulted with many physicians and was improperly treated with an oral antifungal agent for several months under the diagnosis of tinea cruris, but no resolution of his condition was observed. A diagnosis of lupus vulgaris was made based on the histopathologic examination and the polymerase chain reaction assay. Anti-tuberculosis therapy was administered and the lesions started to regress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-228
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Dermatology
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 1

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Keywords

  • Lupus vuaris

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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