Erythema Nodosum in Pregnancy

Authors

  • Kholoud A. Ghamri King Abdulaziz University
  • Kara Nerenberg University of Ottawa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4197/Med.21-1.7

Keywords:

Lofgren’s syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Erythema nodosum

Abstract

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

Published

2014-01-02

How to Cite

Ghamri, K. A., & Nerenberg, K. (2014). Erythema Nodosum in Pregnancy. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 21(1), 97-101. https://doi.org/10.4197/Med.21-1.7

Issue

Section

Case Reports