A 30 year history of panniculitis

Citation
O. Distler et al., A 30 year history of panniculitis, J RHEUMATOL, 27(2), 2000, pp. 507-509
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Rheumatology,"da verificare
Journal title
JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
ISSN journal
0315-162X → ACNP
Volume
27
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
507 - 509
Database
ISI
SICI code
0315-162X(200002)27:2<507:A3YHOP>2.0.ZU;2-D
Abstract
The differential diagnosis of panniculitis may be challenging due to the un iform clinical presentation of different panniculitis subsets. We describe a 45-year-old woman with a 30 year history of panniculitis, who had repeate dly failed to fulfill diagnostic criteria for various panniculitis subsets. Finally, erythema induratum was diagnosed and she was successfully treated with antituberculous chemotherapy, The wide spectrum of histological alter ations of chronic erythema induratum as well as the sensitivity of polymera se chain reaction for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in erythema induratum lesi ons is discussed.