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Erythema Nodosum

Winter 2014

Vigilante JA, Scribner J. 14(4). 122 - 123. (Journal Article)


An active duty female Sailor reports to your clinic complaining of tender nodules to her legs beginning 1.5 weeks ago. She is diagnosed with erythema nodosum (EN), a painful disorder of the subcutaneous fat that is usually self-limited but may be a clue to an additional underlying medical diagnosis. This article reviews the pathophysiology, causes, course, diagnosis, and management of EN.

Keywords: subcutaneous nodules; erythema nodosum; panniculitis

PMID: 25399380

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