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Lest We Forget - Tuberculosis
Kalyani Pillai1, Sandhya Acharya2, S Criton2, Parvathy VK1.
1Department of Pediatrics, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India,
2Department of Dermatology, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Erythema Nodosum (EN) due to tuberculosis is now becoming increasingly rare. In the West, streptococcal infection is the common cause for EN. However in tuberculosis, EN may the only manifestation of a primary pulmonary infection or may be found in patients with positive Mantoux skin test but no detectable focus of tubercular infection. We present such a case.

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