A Pre-Auricular Solitary Tuberculous Ulcer

Bhat, YR and Gupta, BK (2009) A Pre-Auricular Solitary Tuberculous Ulcer. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research., 3 (3). pp. 1569-1572.

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Cutaneous tuberculosis occurring sporadically in atypical sites could cause a diagnostic dilemma and lead to delay in treatment. We describe a 6-year old child who presented with a chronic, non-healing ulcer over the right pre- uricular region. There was no improvement with treatment from various practitioners over 2 months. On evaluation, we found that he had a negative smear for acid fast bacilli and a normal chest radiograph, but the Mantoux test done on him was strongly positive. His response to 3- drug anti-tubercular treatment further confirmed the diagnosis. The awareness of uncommon clinical forms of tuberculosis over atypical sites could help child health care providers diagnose the condition early.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tuberculous ulcer, pre-auricular area, children.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 09:07
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 09:07
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2568

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