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Tuberculide - A Clinical and Epidemiological Review

  title={Tuberculide - A Clinical and Epidemiological Review},
  author={K. T. Chan},
Tuberculide is a rare cutaneous disorder but its recognition is important as it is a readily treatable disease. True tuberculide mainly consists of three main types, namely, papulonecrotic tuberculide, lichen scrofulosorum and erythema induratum of Bazin. While there is still much controversy about its relationship with tuberculosis, application of DNA technique has provided us with a more definite answer. In the following article, we first update the diagnostic criteria and classification of… 

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