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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--26

Unusual cutaneous ulcers in a case of miliary tuberculosis

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T Sangeeta Amladi

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A 3-year old girl had multiple, large, deep, infected ulcers on the extremities and buttocks for 1 years. Additional features included malnutrition, Cushingoid facies with buffalo hump, and absence of any underlying bony involvement. Edge biopsy showed a tuberculous picture without vasculitis or acid-fast bacilli; X-ray of the chest revealed military tuberculosis. The ulcers, although atypical, healed completely and rapidly on anti-tuberculous therapy.

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