A Case of Tuberculosis Lymphadenitis Evaluated as Erythema Nodosum

Pınar Yıldız, Mustafa Yıldız, Hüseyin Yıldırım
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Erythema nodosum is a septal panniculitis defined as a delayed-type of hypersensitivity reaction, in which particularly infections,  systemic diseases, malignancies and drugs play a role in the etiology. We present here a 36 year-old female patient admitted to our internal outpatient clinic with significant painful swelling on the upper extremities and whose lesions were diagnosed as erythema nodosum and then we found tuberculosis lymphadenitis with more detailed research. Tuberculosis is still an important factor in developing countries in the erythema nodosum etiology. We want to emphasize that; despite good socio-cultural situations and no typical clinical symptoms for tuberculosis, extrapulmonary tuberculosis infection should be kept in mind while exploring the etiology of erythema nodosum. 


Erythema nodosum, tuberculosis, axillary lymphadenitis

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