Difference between revisions of "Erythema nodosum"

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==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
*Erysipelas
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*[[Erysipelas]]
*Erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)
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*Erythema induratum (nodular [[vasculitis]])
 
*Familial Mediterranean Fever
 
*Familial Mediterranean Fever
 
*[[Insect bites]]
 
*[[Insect bites]]
*Superficial thrombophlebitis
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*[[Superficial thrombophlebitis]]
 
*Thrombophlebitis
 
*Thrombophlebitis
 
*[[Urticaria]]
 
*[[Urticaria]]

Revision as of 22:28, 27 September 2019

Background

  • Often marker for systemic disease
  • Most common in women 30-50 years of age
    • 1:6 male to female
  • Usually a self-limited disease, resolving in 3-6 wks

Associated Disease Processes

Clinical Features

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  • Painful
  • Non-ulcerative nodules
  • Violaceous, erythematous
  • Usually anterior tibia, arms, trunk

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

  • Clinical diagnosis

Management

  • Treat underlying cause
  • NSAIDs
  • RICE, cool wet compresses

Disposition

References