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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 363-366

Chronic foot ulcers – Rule out cutaneous tuberculosis!

Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India

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Tejinder Kaur
Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.ijpd_140_20

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Cutaneous tuberculosis is a form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis and is seen in a small but significant subset of patients seeking dermatology outpatient services. Children constitute a significant proportion of overall cases of cutaneous tuberculosis. We report the case of an 8-year-old boy who presented with multiple discharging ulcers over bilateral feet. High suspicion of cutaneous tuberculosis led to early diagnosis and initiation of therapy. Cutaneous tuberculosis can have a varied clinical presentation. We wish to draw attention to mycetoma-like presentation of cutaneous tuberculosis characterized by chronic discharging foot ulcers.

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