Chronic Granulomatous Inflammatory Disorders of Skin at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Islamabad

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Chronic Granulomatous Inflammatory Disorders of Skin at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Islamabad

Rubina Qureshi, Riaz A Sheikh and Anwar ul Haque*
Department of Dermatology, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad.
* Department of Pathology, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad.
A retrospective study was carried out to evaluate skin diseases associated with Chronic Granulomatous Inflammation at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) over a period of six months. There were a total of 249 skin biopsies in this period, among which 14.8 % cases were diagnosed as lesions associated with chronic granulomatous inflammation. Among these cutaneous leishmaniasis constituted 56.7% of cases while cutaneous tuberculosis was diagnosed in 14.9%. Sarcoidosis, Syphilis and Granuloma annulare constituted a small number of cases.
Key words: Chronic granulomatous inflammation, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous Tuberculosis, Lupus vulgaris, Scrofuloderma, Tuberculosis vericosa cutis, Sarcoidosis, Syphilis, Granuloma annulare

         

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