Erythema Nodosum in Pregnancy

  • Kholoud A. Ghamri King Abdulaziz University
  • Kara Nerenberg University of Ottawa
Keywords: Lofgren’s syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Erythema nodosum


Erythema nodosum is a condition characterized by erythematous, tender and nonulcerating nodules (usually in a pretibial location) that can occur during pregnancy. While the pathophysiology often represents late hypersensitivity reaction to antigens associated with infections, certain medications and medical conditions as well as pregnancy itself can be the cause. The following case details a pregnant woman's clinical course and diagnosis of Lofgren's syndrome (triad of erythema nodosum, bilateral hilar adenopathy and polyarthritis).  

Author Biographies

Kholoud A. Ghamri, King Abdulaziz University
Department of Internal Medicine
Kara Nerenberg, University of Ottawa
Department of Internal Medicine
How to Cite
Ghamri, K. A., & Nerenberg, K. (2014). Erythema Nodosum in Pregnancy. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 21(1), 97-101.
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