Erythema Nodosum

I was sitting in on the Core Clinical Problems session today, and the topic of erythema nodosum came up.  Here’s a nice link to a site showing the ins and outs of the skin condition.

Remember – sarcoidosis is most commonly seen in the chest clinic as bi-hilar lymphadenopathy and erythema nodosum.  Other manifestations are Loefgren’s syndrome, mono or polyarthropathy, and rarely, ophthalmic granulomas, cerebral granulomas and heart block.  The hallmark finding is one of non-caseating granulomas, compare this with TB that is characterised by caseating granulomas.

I’ll find a nice web based thingy about sarcoid for you.


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2 Comments on “Erythema Nodosum”

  1. Annony mouse Says:

    EM was not the only new thing that came up this session! We haven’t covered even a tenth of this stuff!

    • dundeechest Says:

      Hi Mouse.

      I appreciate that it’s daunting – but there’s a lot of medicine to learn! When the session was going on, and you (presumably) didn’t know what was going on – why didn’t you ask Dr Nair a question, or for clarification?

      You will go over the core clinical problems again and again, in different blocks, and again in this block. So don’t worry.

      Let me know how you want the next CCP session to go, and I’ll see what I can do.

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