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scrofuloderma

 [skrof″u-lo-der´mah]
a tuberculous or nontuberculous mycobacterial infection affecting children and young adults, representing direct extension of tuberculosis into the skin from underlying structures such as the lymph nodes (especially the cervical), bone, or lung, or by contact exposure to tuberculosis. It is manifested by the development of painless subcutaneous swellings that evolve into cold abscesses, multiple ulcers, and draining sinus tracts.

scrof·u·lo·der·ma

(skrof'yū-lō-der'mă),
Tuberculosis resulting from extension into the skin from underlying atypical mycobacterial infection, most commonly of cervical lymph nodes in children with tonsillar infection by bovine tubercle bacillus.
[scrofula + G. derma, skin]

scrofuloderma

/scrof·u·lo·der·ma/ (skrof″u-lo-der´mah) a tuberculous or nontuberculous mycobacterial infection of the skin caused by direct extension of tuberculosis into the skin from underlying structures or by contact exposure to tuberculosis.

scrof·u·lo·der·ma

, scrofulodermia (skrof'yū-lō-dĕr'mă , -mē-ă)
Tuberculosis resulting from extension into the skin from underlying atypical mycobacterial infection, most commonly of cervical lymph nodes.
Compare: lupus vulgaris
[scrofula + G. derma, skin]