Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine

Volume 8 Number 3, July 2001

Erythema nodosum as the first presenting complaint of asymptomatic pulmonary tuberculosis

SK Wong, SD Yeung

Tender erythematous swelling on the front of legs, erythema nodosum, is a common symptom that result in patient seeking medical attention. It has multiple aetiologies. Tuberculosis is a recognised cause. In here, we describe a case of erythema nodosum as the presenting complaint of undiagnosed asymptomatic pulmonary tuberculosis. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2001;8:166-168)

Keywords : chest X-ray, erythema nodosum, panniculitis, pulmonary tuberculosis

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