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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1990;7(1):191-195.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1990.7.1.191    Published online June 30, 1990.
A Case of Sporotrichosis misdiagnosed as Lupus Vulgaris.
Ki Hong Kim, Dong Hoon Shin, Yong Myo Park, Jong Cheul Kim, Jong Soo Choi
Abstract
A case of sporotrichosis misdiagnosed as lupus vulgaris was presented. A 56-year-old woman had been to pea sized, nontender pustules and a hypertrophic-scar-like nodule on the right thigh. She denied any trauma before the lesions developed. Histopathologic findings from the lesion showed tuberculosis-like granulomatous changes. And she was diagnosed as lupus vulgaris. She also had pulmonary tuberculosis and had been treated with antituberculous drugs for 1 year. But skin lesions was not cleared. We suspected the lesions as one of deep mycoses and could confirm sporotrichosis by mycologic studies. They showed characteristic gross colonies and microscopic findings of Sporothrix schenckii..
Key Words: Lupus vulgaris, Sporotrichosis


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