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July 1959


AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(1):107-112. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560190109022

Erythema Nodosum with Conjunctival Nodules. Presented by Dr. Samuel M. Bluefarb, Dr. Silas Wallk, and Dr. Jose Latoni (by invitation).

A 28-year-old Negro woman developed a "cold and sore throat" two weeks ago, which lasted several days. A week previous to admission, she noticed a tender "spot" on both legs and redness of the left eye. The lesions of both legs and eye are subsiding.

The patient was seen by the Eye Clinic on March 4, 1958. A diagnosis of bulbar conjunctival nodules secondary to erythema nodosum was made. Biopsy was performed on the eye lesion.

Presently, she is receiving tetracycline, 250 mg. q. i. d.; sulfisoxazole (Gantrisin) eye drops, and ophthalmic cortisone acetate.


Dr. John Golden (by invitation): Regarding the eye findings in these cases, what you get is a red eye and what you see on close inspection are nodules. In the eye there is a

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