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Is it normal to not have symptoms of erythema nodosum but still have it?

Is it normal to not have symptoms of erythema nodosum but still have it?

ERYTHEMA NODOSUM: SYMPTOMS OF THIS DISORDER ARE PAIN AND TENDERNESS. WHO MADE THE DIAGNOSIS? WAS A BIOPSY TAKEN? IF YOU HAVENT SEEN A DERMATOLOGIST YET, PLEASE SEE ONE! ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Erythema Nodosum (Definition)

A painful disorder characterized by tender bumps (nodules) under the skin, ...Read more


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Erythema nodosum occurs as a symptom of infections such as histoplasmosis?

Erythema nodosum occurs as a symptom of infections such as histoplasmosis?

Association: Erythema nodosum (en) is an inflammatory disorder that involves tender nodules under the skin. It is associated with many systemic conditions including infections with streptococcus, chllamydia, coccidiodomycosis, hepatitis b, tuberculosis, and histoplasmosis. Also, sensitivity to certain medications are linked to en, including antibiotics and birth control pills. ...Read more

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I have erythema nodosum 4 weeks and healing but now have thrush have no other symptoms, my dr wants me to have bloods. Just worrying?

I have erythema nodosum 4 weeks and healing but now have thrush have no other symptoms, my dr wants me to have bloods. Just worrying?

Get the tests: Erythema nodosum can be with some viral diseases, but it can also occur with several forms of collagen vascular disorders including lupus, dermatomyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. There are blood tests for these disorders. It is wise to get them done. ...Read more

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I have erythema nodosum only on my right, & i was treated, went away, &now both of my ankles are swollen w/ no symptoms.What else can I do?Blood clots?

I have erythema nodosum only on my right, & i was treated, went away, &now both of my ankles are swollen w/ no symptoms.What else can I do?Blood clots?

See a doctor: There can be many causes for ankle edema, and your doctor can help sort this out. Excess salt intake, high blood pressure, heart issues, diabetes, vein problems, thyroid issues can sometimes cause this, and only a doctor can rule these out. ...Read more

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I have most of the symptoms of sarcoidosis such as fatigue, erythema nodosum, shortness of breath, but the test I took for sarcoidosis came back negative. Why the erythema and other symptoms?

I have most of the symptoms of sarcoidosis such as fatigue, erythema nodosum, shortness of breath, but the test I took  for sarcoidosis came back negative.   Why the erythema and other symptoms?

Many causes!: Erythema nodosum may occur as an isolated condition or in association with other conditions.Conditions that are associated with erythema nodosum include medications (sulfa-related drugs, birth control pills, and estrogens), strep throat cat scratch disease, fungal diseases, infectious mononucleosis, sarcoidosis, behcet's disease, inflammatory bowel diseases (crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). ...Read more

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Can erythema nodosum be mistaken for folliculitis?

Can erythema nodosum be mistaken for folliculitis?

Not really: Erythema nodosum is a reddened, tender nodule 1-5 inches with no pus, fluctuance or drainage. Folliculitis is an infected hair follicle that may progress to a small pusutle or an abscess. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about erythema nodosum or panniculitis?

Big range: Both of these are skin conditions and the severity can range from "not too bad" to "need a big operation". The treating physician is the best person to answer specific concerns because of the many variables that come into play. ...Read more

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I have erythema nodosum on both legs for a week now. What should I do?

I have erythema nodosum on both legs for a week now. What should I do?

E. Nodosum: The underlying infection, drug, or disease should be identified and treated. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) to reduce pain and swelling. Analgesics, rest. ...Read more

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I have erythema nodosum on both right and left legs. I don't know what it is from. I have two cats. Could they have caused it?

Erythema Nodosum: In about half of cases, the exact cause of erythema nodosum is unknown. Some cases may occur with: infections. Some of the more common ones are: streptococcus (most common) cat scratch disease chlamydia coccidioidomycosis hepatitis b histoplasmosis leptospirosis mononucleosis (ebv) mycobacteria mycoplasma psittacosis syphilis tuberculosis tularemia yersinia pregnancy. ...Read more

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61 yrs old - diagnosed with Crohn's disease at 13. Ostomy 13 years ago. Erythema nodosum extreme on left leg. . . Very painful. Several years now.

61 yrs old - diagnosed with Crohn's disease at 13.  Ostomy 13 years ago.  Erythema nodosum extreme on left leg. . . Very painful.  Several years now.

Prednisone: This is a tough problem. The only thing that is going to really help with erythema nodosum is prednisone. I suspect you have been on Prednisone on and off for years and were hoping the ostomy would decrease the need for it. See a dermatologist who can collaborate with your GI doc. You are still having inflammation and i assume you are on other systemic medications. ...Read more

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I suffer from granuloma annulare, erythema annulare centrifugum, erythema nodosum, and low IgM. Are these related or might they have a common cause?

Unlikely: These 3 conditions have 3 different auto-sensitivity targets, in the skin. Biopsy appearance is different under the microscope, and treatments are different. The first 2 conditions usually respond poorly to any cream, but are not serious. E. Nodosum can be a sign of a more serious underlying disease, and stronger meds are needed. Please see a Dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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9 yr old son w recurrent pericarditis+effusion & chronic erythema nodosum, ruled out common diseases. Meaning of CH50 High, CD19 High & CD 16/56 High?

9 yr old son w recurrent pericarditis+effusion & chronic erythema nodosum, ruled out common diseases. Meaning of CH50 High, CD19 High & CD 16/56 High?

White blood cells : White blood cells and inflammation. The CD designations are for surface proteins on white blood cells. In this case, B lymphocytes and NK cells, both of which are found in healthy immune responses. ...Read more

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Last week I was diagnosed with a condition called erythema nodosum, can this be a sign of cancer, as i'm also taking azathioprine for chrons?

Last week I was diagnosed with a condition called erythema nodosum, can this be a sign of cancer, as i'm also taking azathioprine for chrons?

Part of Crohns: The skin lesion is likely to be one of the manifestations of your inflammatory bowel disease and not a sign of cancer. You may consult this site for information: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000881.htm ...Read more

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Had chronic erythema nodosum. Now having wrist pain. Severe and shoots up arm. Fingers curling to palm? Possible sacroidosis?

Yes: If you have lymph nodes visible on chest x-ray or palpable, they maybe worth sampling and an angiotensin-converting enzyme assay ordered as well. This is a reasonable part of the workup for longstanding erythema nodosum. There are several other possibilities and I am glad you are taking a proactive approach to your health. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with Erythema Nodosum. My lab results showed my WBC is 11.1, SED rate is 41, and CRP is 14.4. Should I be concerned?!

I was recently diagnosed with Erythema Nodosum. My lab results showed my WBC is 11.1, SED rate is 41, and CRP is 14.4. Should I be concerned?!

No: Treat the person, not the lab values. These are trivial, and hopefully you already know that reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Of course something's inflamed when you have E-N, but you'll probably never find out what and most often it resolves. Let the workup continue, keep up with healthy lifestyle stuff, and plan to live a long & happy life ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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