November 2017 Tropical Grove


Tuberculosis Verrucosa Cutis presenting as diffuse plantar keratoderma in a Filipino female

Tuberculosis Verrucosa Cutis presenting as diffuse plantar keratoderma in a Filipino female

Kristy Elleza R. Evangelista, MD, and Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS

Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis (TVC) is a cutaneous form of paucibacillary tuberculosis in individuals with moderate to high degree of immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. This report highlights that TVC may present with atypical morphology and mimic other etiologies of diffuse plantar keratoderma.