Skin tuberculosis in children: learning from India.

  title={Skin tuberculosis in children: learning from India.},
  author={Gomathy Sethuraman and Venkatesh Ramesh and M Ramam and Vinod Kumar Sharma},
  journal={Dermatologic clinics},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={285-94, vii}
Cutaneous tuberculosis in children is a major health problem in India. It accounts for about 1.5% of all the cases of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Scrofuloderma and lupus vulgaris are the two most common forms of tuberculosis. However, the trend in the pattern of cutaneous tuberculosis is changing, as the tuberculid, lichen scrofulosorum, has become more common in recent years. Overall, the clinical patterns are comparable with adults. However, children can have widespread and severe… CONTINUE READING

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