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October 1945

MINNESOTA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Author Affiliations

President; Secretary Minneapolis, May 12, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(4):283-287. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510280067019

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Abstract

Erythema Nodosum. Presented by Dr. S. E. Sweitzer, Minneapolis.

J. E. M., a white woman aged 45, was admitted to the Minneapolis General Hospital on April 24, 1944, complaining of red nodules on the knees, ankles, elbows and ulnar surface of the forearms for the past six days. The first lesions were noted on the knees, and these were soon followed by nodules on the ankles and elbows. They became painful and tender and were firm to the touch. She had a good appetite but was unable to sleep because of the pain. In the past the patient was well except for epileptiform seizures occurring for the past fifteen years. There was no history of ingestion of sulfathiazole. She took ½ grain (0.03 Gm.) of phenobarbital twice daily for epilepsy.

Results of serologic tests for syphilis were negative. Sedimentation rate was 70 mm. in sixty minutes. The percentage of

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