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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 314-315

Role of tetracycline in recalcitrant erythema nodosum


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, JSS Medical College Hospital, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Garehatty Rudrappa Kanthraj
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, JSS Medical College Hospital, JSS University, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mysore - 570 004, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.137787

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Erythema nodosum is a type of septal panniculitis. We report a case of 40 year old male of chronic and recalcitrant erythema nodosum who responded to tetracycline. The possible mechanism of action of tetracycline is analyzed. Tetracycline should be considered as a logical option in recalcitrant erythema nodosum.


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