Indian Dermatology Online Journal

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Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28--30

Erythema elevatum diutinum associated with scleritis


Smitha Prabhu, Shrutakirthi D Shenoi, Pallav S Kishanpuria, Sathish B Pai 
 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

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Smitha Prabhu
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka - 576 104
India

Erythema elevatum diutinum (EED) is a chronic and rare variant of leukocytoclastic vasculitis that is being reported nowadays frequently in association with HIV infection. It clinically manifests as asymptomatic to tender erythematous papules, plaques and nodules, usually with acral distribution and is rarely accompanied by systemic complaints other than arthralgia. The reported associations include preceding upper respiratory infections, hematological malignancies, lymphomas and monoclonal gammopathies. Here we report a 45 year old man with multiple joint pains, tender nodules over palms and soles and ocular pain and congestion, who was subsequently diagnosed as a case of EED and scleritis following histopathological examination. Skin as well as ocular complaints completely subsided with Dapsone monotherapy.


How to cite this article:
Prabhu S, Shenoi SD, Kishanpuria PS, Pai SB. Erythema elevatum diutinum associated with scleritis.Indian Dermatol Online J 2011;2:28-30


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Prabhu S, Shenoi SD, Kishanpuria PS, Pai SB. Erythema elevatum diutinum associated with scleritis. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Jan 17 ];2:28-30
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