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CASE REPORT
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
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.108164

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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.


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