Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis in a 17-year-old boy.

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Semkova K., Miteva L. 2013. Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis in a 17-year-old boy. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 23 (1):19-22.


Semkova K. Miteva L.
pp. 19-22


Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis (TBVC) is a paucibacillary form of cutaneous tuberculosis which develops after an exogenous infection in a subject with a high degree of immunity after previous sensitization with Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. It is rare in developed countries, but remains a concern in Asia and in professionals such as pathologists and butchers. We present a 17-year old boy, working as a butcher assistant, referred to our clinic with several verrucous papules and plaques on the extremities of 2-year duration. Mantoux tuberculin test and T-spot test were positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Treatment with a standard anti-tuberculous combination resulted in complete remission.


Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis