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Erythema nodosum: prospective study of 32 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7569624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The results of 32 cases studied lead us to the conclusion that erythema nodosum's investigation routine is very important, once in our retrospective study, the percentage of cases of unknown etiology was 69.4%, and in this prospective study it is 21.8%. In 10 cases (31.2%), more than one causing agent was suspected. Infections (bacterial, helminthic, fungal, by protozoa) were diagnosed in 26 cases, streptococcal infection having predominated (12 cases). Drugs-dipirone, aspirin, anovulatory--were suspected as causing agents in 13 cases. The association of erythema nodosum and histoplasmosis capsulata is described for the first time in Brazil. We consider erythema nodosum to be a complex syndrome which should be regarded as a manifestation of underlying diseases. The fact that all 32 subjects were women, 26 of them during menacme, suggests that particular hormonal media may favor the action of various processes (infections and drugs), precipitating erythema nodosum's clinical picture.
N C Fernandes; J Maceira; M de M Muniz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0036-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo     Publication Date:    1994 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-27     Completed Date:  1995-10-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507484     Medline TA:  Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo     Country:  BRAZIL    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  507-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Aspirin / adverse effects
Contraceptive Agents, Female / adverse effects
Dipyrone / adverse effects
Erythema Nodosum / diagnosis,  etiology*
Histoplasmosis / complications,  diagnosis
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Streptococcal Infections / complications
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents, Female; 50-78-2/Aspirin; 68-89-3/Dipyrone

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