Erythema Nodosum


Erythema Nodosum refers to an inflammatory disorder with red, tender nodules beneath the skin. Though the exact causes are yet to be discovered, those associated cases include infections like Streptococcus, Cat scratch disease, Hepatitis B, Coccidiodomycosis, Hisplasmosis, Mononucleosis, Leptospirosis, Mycobacteria, Mycoplasma, Syphilis, Psittacosis, Tuberculosis, Yersinia and Tulasemia; and sensitivity to medications like Amoxicillin, Sulfonamides, Sulfones, oral contraceptives, Progestin and other antibiotics. Related disorders are leukemia, rheumatic fever, lymphoma, sarcoidosis, Bechet’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Erythema Nodosum can be often found in women than men, on the shins particularly, and also on buttocks, calves, thighs, ankles and upper arms. Fever, malaise, joint pain, skin inflammation or redness, and swelling of the leg are some of the common symptoms of the disease.

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