Lichen Scrofulosorum. A 9-year-old boy presented with asymptomatic, skin colored, grouped papules with mild scaling on elbows, buttocks, knees, and dorsa of. Lichen scrofulosorum is a tuberculid that is usually seen in children or young adults. Although a rare occurrence, this tuberculid is an important marker of occult. In lichen scrofulosorum there is a superficial inflammatory reaction about hair follicles and sweat ducts which may include tuberculoid granulomas. Acid-fast.

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Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In a study of 39 cases of LS by Singhal et al. Corynebacterium diphtheriae Diphtheria Corynebacterium minutissimum Erythrasma Corynebacterium jeikeium Group JK corynebacterium sepsis. Systemic examination of the respiratory, cardiovascular, abdominal and central nervous systems did not reveal any abnormalities.

Lichen scrofulosorum: A diagnosis overlooked

Purchase access Subscribe now. Lichen scrofulosorum is a tuberculous entity consisting of small areas of lupus caused by tuberculous infiltrate, and is partly differentiated from lupus by the small dimension of the lesion.

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He had no past or family history of TB. Tuberculids are a group of skin conditions associated with an underlying or silent focus of TB. A ten year retrospective study. Rook’s textbook of dermatology. Create a personal account to register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles. A biopsy was done which showed focal lichenoid tuberculoid granulomatous inflammation.


The mother first noticed the lesions on the. The characteristic symptom of the disease is an eruption of miliary papules of pale yellow, brownish red or of the same color as the rest of the skin. We report a case of year-old male who presented to us with multiple small erythematous to skin-colored, mostly perifollicular papules over forearms [ Figure 1 ], dorsum of hands [ Figure 2 ], shoulders, forehead [ Figure 3 ] and scapular region since 15 days.

Lichen scrofulosorum LS also known as tuberculosis TB cutis lichenoides, is a rare tuberculid that presents as a lichenoid eruption of minute papules in children and adolescents with TB. A prospective study of 39 patients.

Open in a lixhen window. Priyanka SinghalPankil H. Actinomyces israelii Actinomycosis Cutaneous actinomycosis Tropheryma whipplei Whipple’s disease Arcanobacterium haemolyticum Arcanobacterium haemolyticum infection Actinomyces gerencseriae. Privacy Policy Terms of Use. The differential diagnosis may include lichen spinulosus, lichen nitidus, keratosis pilaris, pityriasis rubra pilaris, and lichenoid sarcoidosis.

There was no history of fever, cough, anorexia, weight loss, or any other systemic symptoms.

This confirmed the diagnosis of LS. Our scrorulosorum uses cookies to enhance your experience. Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is imperative that dermatologists have a high index of suspicion in order to quickly diagnose and treat this condition. Create a free personal account scdofulosorum download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more.

No tubercular foci could be detected on screening. Cutaneous nerves were spared. No lymphadenopathy or organomegaly was present. Sign in to save your search Sign in to your personal account. Patient was started on CAT I antitubercular therapy ATT with four drugs rifampicin, isoniazid, ethambutol and pyrazinamide for the first two months, followed by rifampicin and isoniazid for six months.


The lesions are usually asymptomatic, closely grouped, skin-colored to reddish-brown papules, often perifollicular, and are mainly found on the abdomen, chest, back, and proximal parts of the limbs. Development of a polymerase chain reaction dot-blotting system for detecting cutaneous tuberculosis. New Sydenham Society; Granuloma in the papillary dermis was impinging onto the epidermis, which showed mild spongiotic psoriasiform changes. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.

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Lichen scrofulosorum – Wikipedia

The eruption is usually associated with a strongly positive tuberculin reaction. According to Lewandowsky, 3 it is the best example of a tuberculid. Nil Conflict of Interest: National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. LS is a rare tuberculid, initially described by Hebra kichen In his clinical description he classified the disease under the exanthems, since lichen scrofulosorum is an eruption of small papules usually present over the trunk, back and abdomen.

A proper history and physical examination as well as diligent laboratory and diagnostic testing can determine the presence of occult tubercular focus; licheh morbidity can be prevented by very effective conventional ATT.

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