Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis

  • Krishnabharath S Stanley Medical College & Hospital
Keywords: tuberculosis verrucosa cutis, cutaneous tuberculosis, extrapulmonary tuberculosis, dermatologic manifestation


We report a case of 23-year-old male patient with tuberculosis verrucous cutis on the foot for a duration of six months without responding to routine treatment. Tuberculosis is a common disease worldwide. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis contributes to 10% of cases. Cutaneous tuberculosis occupies a small spectrum of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis is an exogenous infection occurring in a previously sensitized patient by direct inoculation of the organism. It occurs in sensitized patients with a moderate to high immune response. The diagnosis in our patient was confirmed by history, clinical examination, histopathological examination and the patient’s response to anti-tuberculous therapy.

Author Biography

Krishnabharath S, Stanley Medical College & Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery


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