Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55--58

Coexistence of lepromatous leprosy, cutaneous tuberculosis and pulmonary tuberculosis: A rare occurrence


Sandeep Kodali1, Mythri Priyadarshini Kodali2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Mythri Dermatology Experts, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Radiology, GSL Medical College, Rajanagaram, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandeep Kodali
Department of Dermatology, Mythri Dermatology Experts, 49b, Sairaj Building, 1st Floor, Above Kotak Mahindra Bank, Beside Mercedes Benz Showroom, Madhapur, Hyderabad - 500 081, Telangana
India

Leprosy and Tuberculosis, the two oldest diseases known to mankind, are chronic, granulomatous infections caused by intracellular, gram–positive, aerobic, acid fast bacilli of the genus Mycobacterium. Their coexistence in the same patient has been uncommonly reported in the literature. We report a concomitant infection of cutaneous tuberculosis in the form of lupus vulgaris and scrofuloderma, leprosy and sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis in the same patient, which is the first to be reported, to the best of our knowledge. There is a need for screening of patients for TB in patients diagnosed with leprosy to prevent the possibility of rifampicin related drug-resistant TB.


How to cite this article:
Kodali S, Kodali MP. Coexistence of lepromatous leprosy, cutaneous tuberculosis and pulmonary tuberculosis: A rare occurrence.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2019;8:55-58


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Kodali S, Kodali MP. Coexistence of lepromatous leprosy, cutaneous tuberculosis and pulmonary tuberculosis: A rare occurrence. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 16 ];8:55-58
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