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Vulvar Tuberculosis Cutis Orificialis Concomitant to Pulmonary Tuberculosis

A Case Report

Oliveira, Mayara, MD*; Vita-Campos, Clarissa, MD*; Jeunon, Thiago, MD*,†

The American Journal of Dermatopathology: December 2018 - Volume 40 - Issue 12 - p 908–911
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000001182
Extraordinary Case Report

Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is a common condition with increasing incidence worldwide. Cutaneous TB represents a small portion of extrapulmonary TB. Health care professionals must be aware of cutaneous forms of TB to avoid delay in diagnosis and treatment. We present a case of a 59-year-old woman with vulvar TB cutis orificialis in association with pulmonary TB without any other involvement of genitourinary system. We discuss epidemiological aspects, classification, treatment, range of histopathological patterns, and use of ancillary techniques for diagnosis.

Departments of *Dermatology, and

Pathology, Hospital Federal de Bonsucesso, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Correspondence: Thiago Jeunon, MD, Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, Hospital Federal de Bonsucesso, Rua General Roca 778/1005, Saens Peña, Rio de Janeiro—RJ, CEP: 20521-070, Brazil (e-mail:

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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