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Autoinoculation lupus vulgaris of the perineum.
  1. V N Sehgal,
  2. A K Chaudhry,
  3. R Gupta
  1. Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi.


    The case of a young heterosexual male, with a 7 year history of an asymptomatic progressive plaque over the right side of the perineum is described, which 4 years later involved the left perineum and scrotal skin, indicating autoinoculation. The diagnosis of lupus vulgaris was made by strongly positive tuberculin test, histopathology, and a favourable response to a short course of intensive antitubercular therapy.

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