ISSN 2490-3329 (Print)
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Volume 50, Issue 2, Article 8

Ovčina et al. Scr Med 2019;50(2):106-8.


Erythema Nodosum and Primary Tuberculosis - Case Report

Irma Ovčina1, Marina Vukčević1, Boris Prodanović2

(1) University Clinical Centre of the Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka, the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
(2) Institute for Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation "Dr Miroslav Zotović", Banja Luka, the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

DOI 10.5937/scriptamed50-21460

UDK 616-053.2:582.284.11
COBISS.RS-ID 8318488




Background: Erythema nodosum is a type of panniculitis, typically manifested as erythematous nodules.

Case history: A case of a young woman with clinical picture of erythema nodosum and isolated unilateral axillar lymphadenopathy is presented. Excision and biopsy of lymph nodes revealed a chronic granulomatous inflammation, suggesting the diagnosis of tuberculosis. An extensive diagnostic workup did not reveal any other focal points of tuberculosis. She has successfully received antituberculotic therapy.

Conclusion: It is suggested that tuberculosis should be a part of the differential diagnosis in any case of erythema nodosum with isolated unilateral lymphadenitis.

Key words: erythema nodosum, tuberculosis, lymphadenopathy.


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