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Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is erythema nodosum?

Erythema nodosum is inflammation occurring in the subcutaneous skin. It is most commonly seen below the knees, on the lower legs and presents as tender red firm nodules in the skin. It can be associated with the use of oral contraceptives.

Symptoms of erythema nodosum

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in the past

  • Fever

  • History of connective tissue, autoimmune or rheumatic disease

  • Previously diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Common cold or stomach flu symptoms before the fever appeared

  • Affected area of skin has stinging or tingling

Questions your doctor may ask to check for erythema nodosum

  • Do you have any lumps under your skin?

  • Have you been diagnosed with Crohn's disease?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with a connective tissue, autoimmune, or rheumatic disease?

  • Have you been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis?

Treatment for erythema nodosum

Treatments for erythema nodosum include oral or injectable medications. Treatment is usually customized for each patient and their symptoms.

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References

  • Pérez-Garza DM, Chavez-Alvarez S, Ocampo-Candiani J, Gomez-Flores M. Erythema Nodosum: A Practical Approach and Diagnostic Algorithm. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2021 May;22(3):367-378. doi: 10.1007/s40257-021-00592-w. Epub 2021 Mar 8. PMID: 33683567; PMCID: PMC7938036.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40257-021-00592-w

  • Blake T, Manahan M, Rodins K. Erythema nodosum - a review of an uncommon panniculitis. Dermatol Online J. 2014 Apr 16;20(4):22376. PMID: 24746312.

    https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2dt0z3mz

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Reviewed By:

Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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