Home Ahead of print Instructions Contacts
About us Current issue Submit article Advertise  
Editorial board Archives Subscribe Login   
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Solitary lupus vulgaris of pinna: A rare presentation

Department of ENT, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Shweta Gogia
House no. 19, New Rohtak Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi - 110 005
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.108164

Rights and Permissions

Lupus vulgaris is a rare manifestation of infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Isolated involvement of the pinna is a rare clinical presentation, which can be a diagnostic dilemma. We present a case of a 35-year-old male who presented with a chronic, non-healing ulceration of the helical margin of the pinna, without any other sites of involvement. The histopathological evaluation of the lesion, led to the diagnosis of tuberculosis. The patient was given antitubercular regimen for six months, to which he responded with complete resolution of symptoms.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded308    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal