Yeungnam Univ J Med.  1990 Jun;7(1):191-195. 10.12701/yujm.1990.7.1.191.

A Case of Sporotrichosis misdiagnosed as Lupus Vulgaris

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..

Keyword

Lupus vulgaris; Sporotrichosis

MeSH Terms

Female
Humans
Lupus Vulgaris*
Middle Aged
Mycoses
Peas
Skin
Sporothrix
Sporotrichosis*
Thigh
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
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