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Chapter-06 Tuberculosis

BOOK TITLE: Illustrated Textbook of Dermatology

Author
1. Pasricha JS
2. Gupta Ramji
ISBN
9788180615658
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10378_6
Edition
3/e
Publishing Year
2006
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2. Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India, Indraprashtha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Describes various types of skin diseases produced by tubercular infection— diseases caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Lupus vulgaris and tuberculosis verrucosa cutis caused by direct implantation of the bacteria into the skin, scrofuloderma caused by involvement of an underlying organ, such as lymph node, bone, or some other tissue, penetrating through the skin, papulonodular tuberculid, lichen scrofulosorum, lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei and military tuberculosis as examples of blood borne dissemination of the tubercular bacilli to the skin, and tubercular chancre are examples of the various forms of clinical manifestations of tuberculosis. Details of the diagnostic methods and the treatment for all these conditions are described.

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