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Plantar Erythema Nodosum: Cases in Two Children

Plantar Erythema Nodosum: Cases in Two Children Abstract Erythematous nodules localized to the plantar surfaces in children occur occasionally, and the diagnosis of these lesions may be challenging to the clinician. Among the possible causes for isolated unilateral and bilateral blanchable erythematous nodules on the plantar surfaces in children are erythema nodosum, delayedpressure urticaria, cellulitis, and inflamed epidermoid cysts.1-4 Hern and Schwayder1 recently reported the first documented case of erythema nodosum localized to the plantar surfaces.1 We describe two additional children with isolated plantar erythema nodosum. Report of a Case Case 1. Red, painful nodules developed in a 6-year-old boy 2 weeks after an upper respiratory tract infection. No cough, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea was present. No medications had been administered. Findings from his physical examination revealed six tender erythematous 1-cm nodules on the distal instep of both feet (Figure 1). Otherwise, the findings were unremarkable. Histopathologic examination of lesional tissue revealed References 1. Hern AE, Schwayder TA. Unilateral plantar erythema nodosum . J Am Acad Dermatol. 1992;26:259-260.Crossref 2. Berger TG, Tappero J. Traumatic plantar urticaria or plantar erythema nodosum . J Am Acad Dermatol. 1989;20:701-702.Crossref 3. Jorizzo JL, Smith EB. The physical urticarias: an update and review . Arch Dermatol. 1982;118:194-201.Crossref 4. Greer KE. Epidermal inclusion cyst of the sole . Arch Dermatol. 1972;109:251.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Plantar Erythema Nodosum: Cases in Two Children

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 129 (8) – Aug 1, 1993

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1993 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-987X
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1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1993.01680290140030
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Abstract

Abstract Erythematous nodules localized to the plantar surfaces in children occur occasionally, and the diagnosis of these lesions may be challenging to the clinician. Among the possible causes for isolated unilateral and bilateral blanchable erythematous nodules on the plantar surfaces in children are erythema nodosum, delayedpressure urticaria, cellulitis, and inflamed epidermoid cysts.1-4 Hern and Schwayder1 recently reported the first documented case of erythema nodosum localized to the plantar surfaces.1 We describe two additional children with isolated plantar erythema nodosum. Report of a Case Case 1. Red, painful nodules developed in a 6-year-old boy 2 weeks after an upper respiratory tract infection. No cough, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea was present. No medications had been administered. Findings from his physical examination revealed six tender erythematous 1-cm nodules on the distal instep of both feet (Figure 1). Otherwise, the findings were unremarkable. Histopathologic examination of lesional tissue revealed References 1. Hern AE, Schwayder TA. Unilateral plantar erythema nodosum . J Am Acad Dermatol. 1992;26:259-260.Crossref 2. Berger TG, Tappero J. Traumatic plantar urticaria or plantar erythema nodosum . J Am Acad Dermatol. 1989;20:701-702.Crossref 3. Jorizzo JL, Smith EB. The physical urticarias: an update and review . Arch Dermatol. 1982;118:194-201.Crossref 4. Greer KE. Epidermal inclusion cyst of the sole . Arch Dermatol. 1972;109:251.Crossref

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Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1993

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