Ulcerative erythema nodosum- how to cure?
Hello, an 18-year-old girl, a resident of Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh State), presented with chief complaints of multiple, nodulo-ulcerative lesions over arms and painful reddish nodular lesions over both legs and abdomen of 7 months duration. Patient was apparently well till 7 months back when she noticed painful nodules over the arms. The nodules were initially red in color. Ulcerative erythema nodosum- how to cure?
@prem Erythema nodosum and pyoderma gangrenosum are the inflammatory cutaneous disorders most commonly associated with IBD. These two skin manifestations occur in 3% -12% of patients with IBD. Erythema nodosum is initially managed by identifying and treating any underlying condition, along with the skin lesions. Treatments for erythema nodosum include anti-inflammatory drugs, and cortisone by mouth or injection. Colchicine is sometime used effectively to reduce inflammation. Treatment must be customized for the particular patient and their symptoms. It is important to note that erythema nodosum, while annoying and often painful, does not threaten internal organs and the long-term outlook is generally very good.