Etiology of erythema nodosum.

  title={Etiology of erythema nodosum.},
  author={Siripen Puavilai and Anavaj Sakuntabhai and S Sriprachaya-Anunt and Natta Rajatanavin and Somyos Charuwichitratana},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  volume={78 2},
One hundred patients with biopsy-proven erythema nodosum were studied at Ramathibodi Hospital from 1982 to 1992 to find out the etiology of this disease. Eighty-eight were females while twelve were males, with an age range from 6 to 72 years old (mean, 31 years old). Abnormal laboratory findings in these patients included elevation of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (76.9%), increase anti-streptolysin-O titer (10.7%), abnormal chest roentgenogram (16.7%), positive tuberculin test (50%). The… CONTINUE READING