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CASE REPORT
Primary cutaneous ‘ulcerative’ tuberculosis of the scrotum: a rare occurrence
  1. Amena Khan,
  2. Ramesh Singaraddi,
  3. Deviprasad Shetty and
  4. Gabriel Rodrigues
  1. General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Gabriel Rodrigues, gabyrodricks{at}gmail.com

Abstract

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.

  • TB and other respiratory infections
  • tropical medicine (infectious disease)
  • urinary tract infections
  • urological surgery
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  • Contributors AK: concept, definition of intellectual content, literature search, clinical studies, experimental studies, data acquisition, data analysis, manuscript preparation, manuscript editing and manuscript review. RS: literature search, clinical studies, experimental studies, data acquisition, manuscript review. DS: definition of intellectual content, manuscript review. GR: concepts, design, definition of intellectual content, literature search, clinical studies, experimental studies, data acquisition, data analysis, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation, manuscript editing and manuscript review.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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