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Symptoms of Erythema nodosum

Symptoms of Erythema nodosum: Introduction

The types and severity of symptoms of erythema nodosum vary between individuals depending on a variety of factors. These include age, general health, medical history, and the type of underlying disease that is present.

Erythema nodosum generally begins as painful, red nodules on the shins. These lesions are not open, ulcerated, or draining but can feel warm to the touch. After about a week the lesions change and appear blue or purple in color, then fade to a yellow color, similar to a bruise. Nodules may also appear in other areas, such as the buttocks, ankles, thighs, and arms. Other symptoms may include fever, malaise, and joint pain or achiness, and joint swelling.

Erythema nodosum does not generally result in serious complications. However, it often occurs with serious diseases or conditions, such as streptococcus infection, hepatitis B, mononucleosis, tuberculosis, leukemia, rheumatic fever, and ulcerative colitis.

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Symptoms of Erythema nodosum

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Erythema nodosum includes the 12 symptoms listed below:

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Erythema nodosum?

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Erythema nodosum as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Erythema nodosum, it is also important to consider Erythema nodosum as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Erythema nodosum may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Erythema nodosum. This signs and symptoms information for Erythema nodosum has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Erythema nodosum signs or Erythema nodosum symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Erythema nodosum may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Erythema nodosum symptoms.


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