Primary cutaneous 'ulcerative' tuberculosis of the scrotum: A rare occurrence

Amena Khan, Ramesh Singaraddi, Deviprasad Shetty, Gabriel Rodrigues

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a global disease and if not adequately treated can lead to morbidity and mortality. Though genitourinary TB is common and only next to pulmonary TB, cutaneous 'ulcerative' tuberculosis of the scrotum is not reported so far in the literature. We present a 32-year-old man with a non-healing scrotal ulcer and underwent excision. Histopathology was consistent with TB. Antitubercular therapy was given and at the end of a year's follow-up, there has been no recurrence. TB of the scrotum should be considered in the differential diagnosis of scrotal ulcers. Proper diagnosis and adequate treatment will offer a cure to such patients.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere227177
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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