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What is an alternative to prednisone for erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology

In brief: Watch out for TB

Nodular vasculitis can be difficult to treat, and there are alternatives to prednisone, like nsaids and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil).
One of the important things to realize is that this condition is sometimes associated with tuberculosis. If you are using Prednisone (an immunosupressant) you want to make sure you don't have an infection causing your problem. See your dermatologist for a thorough evaluation.

In brief: Watch out for TB

Nodular vasculitis can be difficult to treat, and there are alternatives to prednisone, like nsaids and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil).
One of the important things to realize is that this condition is sometimes associated with tuberculosis. If you are using Prednisone (an immunosupressant) you want to make sure you don't have an infection causing your problem. See your dermatologist for a thorough evaluation.
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