SCROFULODERMA

Courtesy Steven H. Goldberg, MD
scrofuloderma


In scrofuloderma, nodules, ulceration, sinus tracts and/or drainage form as an extension of tuberculous lymphadenitis to the skin. The nodes of the axilla or cervical chain are characteristically involved. The PPD is be strongly positive.

Treatment

Antituberculous drugs to clear the infection are needed.

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