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papulonecrotic tuberculid

[ păp′yə-lō-nə-krŏtĭk ]
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n.

A chronic form of cutaneous tuberculosis caused by an allergic reaction to the tubercle bacillus, characterized by dusky-red papules primarily on the extremities that become crusty and ulcerated.

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