Definition of Erythema nodosum

1. Noun. Skin condition characterized by tender red nodules on the shins and legs.

Generic synonyms: Erythema
Specialized synonyms: Enl, Erythema Nodosum Leprosum



Medical Definition of Erythema nodosum

1. A disorder characterised by the formation of tender, red nodules on the front of the legs. Erythema nodosum primarily affects women and has been associated with certain infections: coccidiomycosis, fungal infections, tuberculosis, hepatitis B and syphilis. A sensitivity to a particular drug (for example penicillin, progestin, birth control pills) may also manifest this disorder. Other disorders and conditions that have been associated with erythema nodosum include: leukaemia, sarcoidosis, rheumatic fever, ulcerative colitis and pregnancy. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erythema Nodosum

erythema figuratum perstans
erythema fugax
erythema gyratum
erythema induratum
erythema infectiosum
erythema intertrigo
erythema iris
erythema keratodes
erythema marginatum
erythema migrans
erythema multiforme
erythema multiforme bullosum
erythema multiforme exudativum
erythema multiforme major
erythema neonatorum
erythema nodosum (current term)
erythema nodosum leprosum
erythema nodosum migrans
erythema palmare hereditarium
erythema papulatum
erythema paratrimma
erythema pernio
erythema perstans
erythema polymorphe
erythema simplex
erythema solare
erythema threshold
erythema toxicum
erythema toxicum neonatorum
erythema tuberculatum

Literary usage of Erythema nodosum

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"erythema nodosum is of particular interest because on its border lie erythema ... erythema nodosum, on the basis of the experimental evidence cited herein, ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"The Finger-nails in erythema nodosum.—Dr. JC Verco, Senior Physician to the Adelaide Hospital, and Lecturer on Medicine in the University of Adelaide, ..."

3. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1915)
"CONCLUSIONS •As a result of this study it appears that erythema nodosum is due to a ... Subcutaneous tissue from erythema nodosum in man (Case 929). ..."

4. Diseases of the skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"erythema nodosum is an inflammatory disease of the skin which is accompanied ... The symptomatology of erythema nodosum was accurately described by Erasmus ..."

5. Treatise on Diseases of the Skin for the Use of Advanced Students and by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1914)
"erythema nodosum is an inflammatory affection of an acute type, characterized by the ... erythema nodosum is usually ushered in with febrile disturbance, ..."

6. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1921)
"H. STOKES In 1914 Foerster summarized the literature on the association of erythema nodosum with tuberculosis, laying special emphasis on the association of ..."

7. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin: For the Use of Students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1915)
"Fatal cases, such as the ones quoted by Corlett and others, naturally make the prognosis in certain cases unfavorable. erythema nodosum (Dermatitis ..."

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