Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine

Volume 8 Number 3, July 2001
Abstract

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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