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Bazin's disease

Alternative eponyms

  • Bazin's malady
  • Bazin-tuberculosis indurativa cutanea et subcutanea

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Chronic skin disease characterized by hard cutaneous nodules that break down to form indolent necrotic ulcers leaving atrophic, pigmented scars.

Description

Chronic skin disease characterized by hard cutaneous nodules that break down to form indolent necrotic ulcers leaving atrophic, pigmented scars. On the calves. Initially, it was considered a form of skin tuberculosis, and most frequently seen in adolescent girls and menopausal women with tuberculosis or positive tuberculin test. However, cases that appear to be unrelated to tuberculosis have been observed. Etiology still uncertain.

Bibliography

  • P. A. E. Bazin:
    Leçons théoriques et cliniques sur la scrofule, considérée en ellemême et dans ses rapports avec la syphilis, la dartre et l'arthritis.
    2nd edition, Paris, 1861. Page 145 and 501.
  • J. Hutchinson:
    Scrofulous ulcers of the legs (Bazin’s malady).
    Archives of Surgery, London, 1894, 5: 31-42, 97-114.

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