Erythema induratum and active pulmonary tuberculosis

Paul M Hassoun, Kenneth E. Shepherd, Thomas J. Flotte, Homayoun Kazemi

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Abstract

The etiology of erythema induratum, a rare disease of the skin in the United States but occasionally seen in natives of Asian countries, remains a source of debate. Its association with tuberculosis, although strongly suspected for more than one century, has not been clearly defined. We report a case of erythema induratum occurring in a young Chinese woman in the setting of active pulmonary tuberculosis. Both diseases promptly responded to antituberculous therapy. The diagnosis of erythema induratum should urge the clinician to search for a source of active tuberculosis, and treatment should be initiated accordingly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)784-785
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Volume84
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Erythema induratum and active pulmonary tuberculosis. / Hassoun, Paul M; Shepherd, Kenneth E.; Flotte, Thomas J.; Kazemi, Homayoun.

In: American Journal of Medicine, Vol. 84, No. 4, 1988, p. 784-785.

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Hassoun, Paul M ; Shepherd, Kenneth E. ; Flotte, Thomas J. ; Kazemi, Homayoun. / Erythema induratum and active pulmonary tuberculosis. In: American Journal of Medicine. 1988 ; Vol. 84, No. 4. pp. 784-785.
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