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Erythema nodosum

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 26, 2010
  • 04:10 PM

My daughter has been diagnosed with Erythema Nodosum. She has knots under the skin on hear legs that stay for periods of time then disappear. She does not feel well when she has them. Any suggestions? Or what else it could be.

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  • There are two types of EN. 1)ideopathic (cause unknown) and 2) EN2 the result of an underlying cause. There a few common causes, mine is due to carcoidosis of the lung, but could be cause by medications, hormonal therapies or something else that sets off this autoimmune reaction. Normally a doctor will order blood tests that can confirm whether this is and autoimmue reaction and my give clues to the cause. Is anything else happening to her ? (with me it was a slight shortness of breath which revealed the carcoidosis upon doing a CT scan of the chest. It is also possible she has EN1 with no know cause but you should try to establish if this is the case or whether she has one of the half dozen or so usual causes of EN. Let me know how you do.
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