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May 1941

ERYTHEMA NODOSUM OF THE FACE: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, New York University College of Medicine, and the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, Third Medical (New York University) Division, Bellevue Hospital, service of Dr. Frank C. Combes.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(5):802-804. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490230042003

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Abstract

The commonest location for erythema nodosum is the skin over the anterior surfaces of the tibias. Lesions are frequently seen on the arms and trunks as well, but lesions on the face are rare. With the cutaneous manifestations there is usually an associated variable degree of systemic disturbance. The following case merits reporting because of the extent and severity of the disease.

REPORT OF CASE  R. B., a widow 42 years old, was admitted to the dermatologic service at Bellevue Hospital on March 12, 1940, complaining of a painful rash of her face of seven days' duration. Three and one-half weeks prior to her entry a sore throat developed, which had persisted for about seven days. No internal medication had been taken. When she had then been well for ten days, she noted the development of painful red spots on the cheeks and forehead. Two days later similar lesions appeared

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