Erythema induratum and active pulmonary tuberculosis

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

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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
JournalThe American journal of medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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