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Erythema elevatum diutinum: an "idiopathic" case.
Dermatol Online J. 2011 Jul 15; 17(7):7.DO

Abstract

Erythema elevatum diutinum (EED) is a rare condition with an unclear pathogenesis. Initially classified within neutrophilic dermatoses, it is now considered as a leukocytoclastic vasculitis accordingly to its histopathologic pattern. Several clinical presentations as well as many associated diseases are reported in the literature. We report a new case of EED in a 58-year-old man who presented with a three-month history of plaques and nodules on the extensor surfaces of hands, elbows, knees, ankles, forearms, and buttocks. Histology showed a leucocytoclastic vasculitis, suggestive of the diagnosis of EED. Screening for an associated pathology, namely a paraproteinemia or a solid cancer, was negative. Treatment with dapsone leads to amelioration within few weeks.

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Departement of Dermatology, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21810392

Citation

El Fekih, Nadia, et al. "Erythema Elevatum Diutinum: an "idiopathic" Case." Dermatology Online Journal, vol. 17, no. 7, 2011, p. 7.
El Fekih N, Belgith I, Fazaa B, et al. Erythema elevatum diutinum: an "idiopathic" case. Dermatol Online J. 2011;17(7):7.
El Fekih, N., Belgith, I., Fazaa, B., Remmah, S., Zéglaoui, F., Zermani, R., & Kamoun, M. R. (2011). Erythema elevatum diutinum: an "idiopathic" case. Dermatology Online Journal, 17(7), 7.
El Fekih N, et al. Erythema Elevatum Diutinum: an "idiopathic" Case. Dermatol Online J. 2011 Jul 15;17(7):7. PubMed PMID: 21810392.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Erythema elevatum diutinum: an "idiopathic" case. AU - El Fekih,Nadia, AU - Belgith,Ikram, AU - Fazaa,Bécima, AU - Remmah,Soumeya, AU - Zéglaoui,Faten, AU - Zermani,Rachida, AU - Kamoun,Mohamed Ridha, Y1 - 2011/07/15/ PY - 2011/8/4/entrez PY - 2011/8/4/pubmed PY - 2012/1/10/medline SP - 7 EP - 7 JF - Dermatology online journal JO - Dermatol Online J VL - 17 IS - 7 N2 - Erythema elevatum diutinum (EED) is a rare condition with an unclear pathogenesis. Initially classified within neutrophilic dermatoses, it is now considered as a leukocytoclastic vasculitis accordingly to its histopathologic pattern. Several clinical presentations as well as many associated diseases are reported in the literature. We report a new case of EED in a 58-year-old man who presented with a three-month history of plaques and nodules on the extensor surfaces of hands, elbows, knees, ankles, forearms, and buttocks. Histology showed a leucocytoclastic vasculitis, suggestive of the diagnosis of EED. Screening for an associated pathology, namely a paraproteinemia or a solid cancer, was negative. Treatment with dapsone leads to amelioration within few weeks. SN - 1087-2108 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21810392/Erythema_elevatum_diutinum:_an_"idiopathic"_case_ L2 - http://dermatology.cdlib.org/1707/3_csp/7_11-00153/article.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -