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.