October 1982

Erythema Nodosum and Blastomycosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center (Dr Miller), the Department of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center (Dr Davies), and Abbott-Northwestern Hospital (Dr Sarosi), Minneapolis.

Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(10):1839. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340230081015

Two patients with blastomycosis and erythema nodosum are described. In one patient, the underlying blastomycosis resolved after wedge resection of the pulmonary infiltrate, but without chemotherapy. In the second patient, the underlying disseminated blastomycosis required amphotericin B therapy. Blastomycosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of erythema nodosum.

(Arch Intern Med 1982;142:1839)