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Descriptor English: Erythema Nodosum
Descriptor Spanish: Eritema Nudoso
Descriptor eritema nudoso
Entry term(s) eritema nodoso
Scope note: Erupción eritematosa que se asocia comúnmente con reacciones medicamentosas o infecciones y que se caracteriza por nódulos inflamatorios que usualmente son suaves, múltiples y bilaterales. Estos nódulos se localizan fundamentalmente en las canillas y con menor frecuencia en los muslos y antebrazos. Con el paso del tiempo sufren cambios de coloración característicos, asemejándose a contusiones. Suelen desaparecer en 3-6 semanas sin dejar cicatrices ni atrofia.
Descriptor Portuguese: Eritema Nodoso
Descriptor French: Érythème noueux
Tree number(s): C17.800.174.600.375
C17.800.229.413
C20.543.206.380.375
C25.100.468.380.375
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004893
Scope note: An erythematous eruption commonly associated with drug reactions or infection and characterized by inflammatory nodules that are usually tender, multiple, and bilateral. These nodules are located predominantly on the shins with less common occurrence on the thighs and forearms. They undergo characteristic color changes ending in temporary bruise-like areas. This condition usually subsides in 3-6 weeks without scarring or atrophy.
Annotation: a drug eruption with inflamm nodules; erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) = ERYTHEMA NODOSUM (IM) + LEPROSY, LEPROMATOUS (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 4980
Unique ID: D004893
NLM Classification: WR 150
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Erythema Nodosum - Preferred
Concept UI M0007682
Scope note An erythematous eruption commonly associated with drug reactions or infection and characterized by inflammatory nodules that are usually tender, multiple, and bilateral. These nodules are located predominantly on the shins with less common occurrence on the thighs and forearms. They undergo characteristic color changes ending in temporary bruise-like areas. This condition usually subsides in 3-6 weeks without scarring or atrophy.
Preferred term Erythema Nodosum



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