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Erythema elevatum diutinum


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Overview

Erythema elevatum diutinum is a rare type of chronic cutaneous 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.[1][2][3] 
Last updated: 4/13/2010

References

  1. Erythema elevatun diutinum. DermNet NZ. 2009; http://dermnetnz.org/vascular/erythema-elevatum-diutinum.html. Accessed 4/13/2010.
  2. Hougeir FG, Yiannias JA. Erythema Elevatum Diutinum. eMedicine. 2009; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1083116-overview. Accessed 4/13/2010.
  3. Wallach D. Erythema elevatum diutinum . Orphanet. 2007; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=90000.
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Basic Information

  • DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.

In Depth Information

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  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Erythema elevatum diutinum. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
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