Multiple red-brown jelly like consistency (called apple-jelly nodules)
Severe Lupus Vulgaris
- invasion of the skin by Mycobacterium tuberculosis,
- Chronic, progressive and destructive form of cutaneous tuberculosis
- Seen with a moderate or high degree of immunity.
- More common in females than in males.
- Reddish-brown plaques are seen which progress by peripheral extension and central healing, atrophy and scarring.
- Found on the head and neck (80%), followed by arms, legs, then the trunk.
- FBC, U&E, LFTs
- CXR, sputum, HIV test
- Skin biopsy and culture