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Image Number 4800 (Erythema nodosum leprosum)

Nodule pink

Diagnosis: Erythema nodosum leprosum

Site: Arm,forearm

Sex: M

Age: 45


Description: Red tender nodules.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


 A 45-year-old male patient , presented with multiple papulonodular erythematous tender nodules on the face and extremities. The patient has just started MDT for LL two months ago. Examination; multiple erythematous tender nodules , 2-4 cm in diameter on the face, and extensors of extremities. Lesions were associated with fever and arthritis. Based on the history , clinical examination, laboratory investigations (Increased ESR, CRP, Leukocytosis), a diagnosis of ENL was settled.The patient continued the MDT, start on prednisolone 40 mg/day with gradual withdrawal over 6 months with indomethacine 150 mg/day & pentoxifylline 400 mg thrice/day..Unfortunately, thalidomide is not available in Egypt, a drug to which ENL shows dramatic improvement.

This case is submitted by Dr. Ayman Abdelmaksoud, MD, Egypt.

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