Erythema induratum

A rare type of panniculitis affecting primarily adolescents and menopausal females.

A bilateral nodular panniculitis.

Lesions are generally less red and tender compared to those of erythema nodosum.

Felt to be a vasculitis affecting deep blood vessels of the sub cutis, with subsequent necrosis and inflammation of the associated fat tissues.

Presents as a tender erythematosus nodule that eventually ulcerates.

Most commonly unassociated with an underlying disease.

With suspicion of erythema induratum patients should have skin test for PPD.

50-70% of cases are related to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *