Lichen Scrofulosorum. A 9-year-old boy presented with asymptomatic, skin colored, grouped papules with mild scaling on elbows, buttocks, knees, and dorsa of. Lichen scrofulosorum is a tuberculid that is usually seen in children or young adults. Although a rare occurrence, this tuberculid is an important marker of occult. In lichen scrofulosorum there is a superficial inflammatory reaction about hair follicles and sweat ducts which may include tuberculoid granulomas. Acid-fast.
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Lichen scrofulosorum was first recognized and described by Hebra 1 in The characteristic symptom of the disease is an eruption of miliary papules of pale yellow, brownish red or of the same color as srcofulosorum rest of the skin.
Kaposi 2 was the first to describe lichen scrofulosorum histologically. In his clinical description he classified the disease under the exanthems, since lichen scrofulosorum is an eruption of small papules usually present over the trunk, back and abdomen.
Lichen scrofulosorum is a tuberculous entity consisting of small areas of lupus caused by xcrofulosorum infiltrate, and is partly differentiated from lupus by the small dimension of the lesion.
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Lichen scrofulosorum: A diagnosis overlooked
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