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          VOLUME 39 / ISSUE 1


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10 - A case of epidormoid carcinoma following lupus vulgaris

Ercan Çakmak, İsmail Kuran, Gürsel Turgut, Damlanur Sakız

Lupus vulgaris (LV) is a rare form of cutaneous tuberculosis producing slowly progressive destruction of the soft tissues followed by atrophic scarring. The disease is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis or M. bovis and, in rare cases, by bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccination. The inoculation is usually by hematogenous, lymphatic or direct spread from another tuberculous lesion. There is rarely a primary inoculation. The most frequently seen complications of LV are scar contracture and secondary infections of ulcerated lesions. Occasionally tumor (squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, sarcoma and lymphoma) can develop from these lesions. In this study, we are presenting a case of squamous cell carcinoma formation following LV on the right knee.

Keywords: Lupus vulgaris, Squamous cell carcinoma

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