Problem

Lupus vulgaris

Other Names:
Discoid lupus erythematosus
Nature:
Lupus vulgaris, the commonest form of cutaneous tuberculosis, occurs in previously sensitized individuals in whom the immune system is impaired. A typical feature of lupus vulgaris is its extremely chronic course and plaque type dermatoses. The lesions sometimes ulcerate producing scars. The diagnosis is often missed.
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
15.10.2002 – 00:00 CEST
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