Erythema nodosum

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Erythema nodosum

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Erythema nodosum

Erythema nodosum (EN) is an inflammatory condition characterised by inflammation of the fat cells under the skin, resulting in tender red nodules or lumps that are usually seen on both shins.
It can be caused by a variety of conditions, and typically resolves spontaneously within 3–6 weeks.
It is common in young people between 12–20 years of age.

Erythema nodosum in a person who had recently had streptococcal pharyngitis

Erythema nodosum lesion in a person with tuberculosis.


THIS Patient has painful, erythematous discrete, nodular lesions in the anterior
aspect of the legs.
These lesions are are very typical of erythema nodosum.

Proceed by asking for symptoms and looking for signs of diseases that can cause erythema nodosum. the following
(Have you had a recent sore throat? (post- streptococcal infection
Are you taking any drugs?
(Do you have a cough or are you short of breath? (sarcoidosis
(Do you have chronic diarrhoea? (inflammatory bowel disease

[Causes can be memorized - [ DIPS OUT
(DRUGS ( Penicillin, sulfa drugs
(Infections (streptococcal
(Oral contraceptive pills
(Ulcerative colitis (Inflammatory
TUBERCULOSIS ... 643507701/

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