Study on association of cutaneous tuberculosis with pulmonary tuberculosis

Background: Tuberculosis continues to be a health problem in many countries. There may be simultaneous multiple organ involvement. Diagnosis of one organ disease may lead to missing off diagnosis of other organ involvement. Objectives: The present study was done to analyze the association of cutaneous tuberculosis with pulmonary tuberculosis. Material and methods: Through purposive sampling a total of 23 patients of suspected cutaneous tuberculosis were primarily enrolled in this cross sectional study. History was taken and examinations were done to find out types of cutaneous lesions and to explore a pulmonary involvement. Investigations including CBC with ESR,
Mantoux test and Skin biopsy were done for each and every patient.


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