Axillary sinuses and cervical swellings

Salvador J. Diaz-Cano, S Flann, E Higgins, D Creamer
2012 Figshare  
• Scrofuloderma is a rare presentation of cutane- ous tuberculosis in the UK. • Scrofuloderma presents typically as a dischar- ging sinus over significant cervical lymphadenop- athy. • Scrofuloderma is caused by contiguous spread of TB infection from underlying tissue through the overlying subcutis and skin. It is important to consider tuberculosis in the differential diagnosis of skin lesions, as tuberculosis prevalence is increas- ing due to its association with HIV infection and also
more » ... d immigration from countries where tuberculosis is common. • The management of scrofuloderma is medical, with some evidence for the role of surgery in recalcitrant cases.
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