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Erythema elevatum diutinum
vasculitis characterized by red, purple, brown or yellow papules, plaques (thick, red patches of skin), or nodules.These lesions are located mainly on the knees, elbows, hands, feet, face, genitals and buttocks. Although it is a chronic condition, most cases respond well to treatment with dapsone. The cause of this condition remains unknown.Erythema elevatum diutinum is a rare type of chronic cutaneous
Last updated: 4/13/2010
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- Wallach D. Erythema elevatum diutinum . Orphanet. 2007; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=90000.
- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
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