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Subcutaneous Abscesses Presenting as Erythema Nodosum

Golbarg MEHRPOOR,1 Mohammad Bagher OWLIA,2 Pouran FARAHIFARD,2 Hossein SOLEIMANI2 and Ali DEHGHAN2


Erythema nodosum is the most common cause of inflammatory nodules secondary to septal panniculitis in the body.

It may be observed as an isolated finding or in the context of a systemic disorder. We described herein a young lady with EN- like lesions on her shins finally diagnosed as gram-positive cocci multiloculated subcutaneous abscesses.


Key words: Erythema nodosum, abscess, mimicker, cellulitis, shin, panniculitis.


1 Department of Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran

2Department of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran