Borderline tuberculoid leprosy, lupus vulgaris and pulmonary tuberculosis: A rare association

Keywords: Leprosy; Lupus vulgaris; Tuberculosis

Abstract

Tuberculosis and leprosy are chronic mycobacterial infections that elicit granulomatous inflammation. The incidence of co-existence of pulmonary tuberculosis and leprosy has ranged from 2.5%-13.4%.1 Cutaneous tuberculosis is a variant of extrapulmonary tuberculosis and itsĀ  simultaneous occurrence with leprosy is uncommon. The concomitant presence of leprosy, pulmonary as well as cutaneous tuberculosis is rare.

We report a case of borderline tuberculoid leprosy, lupus vulgaris and pulmonary tuberculosis in a 45 years male who presented to the dermatology outpatient department with three morphologically distinct skin lesions over the posterior aspect of right leg. Ours is presumably the first case reported from Nepal, a country where both of these mycobacterial infections are endemic.

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Author Biographies

Palzum Sherpa, Patan Academy of Health Sciences

Department of Pathology

Amit Amatya, Patan Academy of Health Sciences

Department of Dermatology

Trishna Kakshapati, Patan Academy of Health Sciences

Department of Pathology

Published
2019-03-30
How to Cite
Sherpa, P., Amatya, A., & Kakshapati, T. (2019). Borderline tuberculoid leprosy, lupus vulgaris and pulmonary tuberculosis: A rare association. Journal of Pathology of Nepal, 9(1), 1505-1507. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v9i1.23382
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Case Reports