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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 168-171

Facial lupus vulgaris of bilateral periorbital skin and conjunctiva: A case report and brief review


1 Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
S Verma
Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.148438

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A 22-year-old male presented to the Dermatology Department with bilateral plaque lesions distributed symmetrically over malar area, bridge of nose and upper eyelids progressing over 1 year 3 months. Lesion remained unhealed after antibiotic treatment. Microscopy and culture for fungal and mycobacterial infections were negative. The Mantoux test showed an exaggerated response and PCR was positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. Patient was treated successfully with anti-tubercular therapy.






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