Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: -

Fox 1878.

Tuberculosis cutis miliaris disseminata faciei, disseminated follicular lupus (Tilbury Fox), tuberculosis lupoides miliaris disseminata faciei.

In the past, the disease was classified as a tuberculoid granuloma, but today it is more likely to be a granulomatous form of rosacea.

Peak in age between 30-50 yrs.

There is no relationship to tuberculosis. This is a polyaetiological skin reaction. It is most likely a granulomatous (predominantly epithelioid cell) form of rosacea.

  • Erythematous bluish, often follicular papules and papulopustules. A lupoid infiltrate is seen diascopically. Partly itching is described.

  • History
  • Clinic, incl. diascopy
  • Biopsy
  • Tuberculin and quantiferon test negative

Face, capillitium, cervical and on the trunk.

Chronic course over 1-2 years. Scarring healing.

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