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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-43

Perforation of nasal septum secondary to lupus vulgaris: A rare entity


Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Amrinder J Kanwar
Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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Lupus vulgris (LV) is a chronic, progressive, and destructive form of cutaneous tuberculosis. This occurs in moderate- to high-immunity patients against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which a shows strongly positive Mantoux test. We present a case of LV located on the nose of a 14-year-old girl that led to nasal septal perforation. In this modern era of antibiotics, septal perforation secondary to LV is very rare.


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