Author | Robert Levine, DO

Articles

Erythema Nodosum Erythema on Forearms and Legs of a 42-Year-Old Man

September 14, 2005

A mildly painful, nonpruritic rash on the forearms and legs prompted a 42-year-old man to go to the emergency department (ED). The patient noted the rash when he awoke that morning. He had had joint pain and fever for the past 7 days and generalized malaise with chills that began about 3 days earlier. He had no significant medical history.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

March 01, 2005

Painful cysts on the sternal and left axillary regions that had worsened over the past 3 weeks prompted a 42-year-old man to seek medical care. He reported that similar lesions in the same distribution first arose when he was 25 years old, and they recur each year. He denied having cystic acne in adolescence.

von Recklinghausen Disease

September 01, 2004

Since adolescence, a 67-year old woman had had multiple nodular lesions on her body that were painful at times, particularly when pressure was applied. She reported that other family members, including her mother and brother, had similar lesions.