Tuberculosis Verrucosa Cutis In Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report

Tuberculosis Verrucosa Cutis: A Case Report

Authors

  • Tri Intan Sari Budhi jaya Hospital
  • July Iriani Rahardja Karya Medika II Hospital Bekasi, Indonesia
  • Anis Puspita Utami
  • Sarah Davita Pasaribu

Keywords:

Cutaneous Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis Verrucosa Cutis, multidrug tuberculosis.

Abstract

Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis is a mucocutaneous disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. World Health Organization (WHO) reports that almost 20% are extrapulmonary TB, predominantly demonstrated as Cutaneous Tuberculosis (CTB). We reported a 58-year-old male presenting an asymptomatic raised skin lesion in the back of right hand. The patient reported that the lesion started 1 year ago as a small lesion and increased in size. The patient reported having a history of chemical trauma in the skin lesions area and denied any history of tuberculosis treatment. The patient was diagnosed with tuberculosis verrucosa cutis (TVC) and treated with standard multidrug tuberculosis. TVC is caused by exogenous reinfection (inoculation) in individuals who are previously sensitized. With various clinical manifestations and transmission pathways, diagnosing CTB might be a challenge to clinicians.  The diagnosis from TVC requires a comprehensive history taking, physical examination, supporting tests such histopathology and skin biopsy, and also due to response to therapy.

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Published

2024-05-06

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Sari TI, Rahardja JI, Utami AP, Pasaribu SD. Tuberculosis Verrucosa Cutis In Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report: Tuberculosis Verrucosa Cutis: A Case Report. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2024May6 [cited 2024May22];34(1):311-3. Available from: https://jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/2400

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