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Lupus Vulgaris

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Progressive form of cutaneous tuberculosis occurring in a person with a moderate or high degree of immunity. The pathogen may reach the skin by exogenous inoculation, via the blood or lymph from a tuberculous internal organ, or by direct extension from underlying infected glands or joints. The characteristic lesion is a reddish-brown plaque, composed of nodules which show an ‘apple-jelly’ colour when pressed with a glass spatula (diascopy). The disease often affects the face leading to disfigurement due to the destructive skin lesions. It is twice as common in women as in men.

synonyms

Lupus Vulgaris, Tuberculosis Cutis Luposa

UMLS

Lupus, Lupus - tuberculous, Lupus erythematosus, Lupus erythematosus NOS, Lupus exedens, Lupus exedens, tuberculosis, Lupus Vulgaris, Lupus, erythematosus, LV - Lupus vulgaris, Tuberculosis cutis luposa, Tuberculosis luposa cutis, Tuberculosis lupus exedens

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15 images found for this diagnose localisation: buttocks, diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris localisation: cheek, nose, diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris localisation: cheek, diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris localisation: cheek, diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris localisation: forehead, diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris localisation: forehead, diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris localisation: lower arms, diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris localisation: face, mouth (skin), nose, diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris localisation: mouth (skin), cheek, nose, diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris, Lupus Carcinoma localisation: buttocks, diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris localisation: neck, diagnosis: Lupus Vulgaris