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Erythema nodosum

  1. 1. Erythema Nodosum By Louis Salerno
  2. 2. Symptoms • Raised, tender reddish nodules • Painful and swelled • Often occur below knees, primarily in shins
  3. 3. Diagnosis • Skin Biopsy performed • Appearance of swollen red bumps • Inflammation around Septum
  4. 4. Causes of Disorder • Swelling in subcutaneous fat layer • Random appearance and disappearance
  5. 5. Epidemiology • Spreads through swelling of fat
  6. 6. Treatments • None, disorder tends to suddenly disappear after 3-6 weeks
  7. 7. Prognosis • Rest, and don’t overexert yourself for several weeks until the bumps disappear • No prescribed medications
  8. 8. Bibliography • MedicineNet, on health.com, 2013, Erythema Nodosum • WEBMD, 2005, skin problems and treatments, Erythema Nodosum

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