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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is erythema nodosum?

Erythema nodosum is inflammation occuring in a part of the fatty layer of skin. Most commonly seen below the knees, in the front of the legs.

Symptoms of erythema nodosum

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Fever

Questions your doctor may ask to check for erythema nodosum

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose erythema nodosum

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

  • Do you have a fever?

Treatment for erythema nodosum

Treatments for erythema nodosum includes taken orally or injection Treatment is usually customized for each patient and their symptoms.

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