Primary cutaneous 'ulcerative' tuberculosis of the scrotum: A rare occurrence

Amena Khan, Ramesh Singaraddi, Deviprasad Shetty, Gabriel Rodrigues

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a global disease and if not adequately treated can lead to morbidity and mortality. Though genitourinary TB is common and only next to pulmonary TB, cutaneous 'ulcerative' tuberculosis of the scrotum is not reported so far in the literature. We present a 32-year-old man with a non-healing scrotal ulcer and underwent excision. Histopathology was consistent with TB. Antitubercular therapy was given and at the end of a year's follow-up, there has been no recurrence. TB of the scrotum should be considered in the differential diagnosis of scrotal ulcers. Proper diagnosis and adequate treatment will offer a cure to such patients.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere227177
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2018

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cutaneous Tuberculosis
Scrotum
Tuberculosis
Ulcer
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Differential Diagnosis
Morbidity
Recurrence
Mortality
Therapeutics

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Khan, Amena ; Singaraddi, Ramesh ; Shetty, Deviprasad ; Rodrigues, Gabriel. / Primary cutaneous 'ulcerative' tuberculosis of the scrotum : A rare occurrence. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2018 ; Vol. 11, No. 1.
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Primary cutaneous 'ulcerative' tuberculosis of the scrotum : A rare occurrence. / Khan, Amena; Singaraddi, Ramesh; Shetty, Deviprasad; Rodrigues, Gabriel.

In: BMJ Case Reports, Vol. 11, No. 1, e227177, 01.12.2018.

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