C. CLIFFORD JOHNSON, M.D.; NORBERT O. HANSON, M.D.; C. ALLEN GOOD, M.D.
Erythema nodosum has been described by Spink1 as "a nonspecific inflammatory reaction of the skin to a variety of bacterial, toxic and chemical agents." It is characterized, according to Spink, as an acute febrile illness with painful, nodular, erythematous lesions on shins and forearms and by joint pains and malaise. Hilar adenopathy is associated with the above signs in some cases but has not been recognized generally as an accompaniment of the condition. Three cases of erythema nodosum in which hilar adenopathy was a feature were encountered at the Mayo Clinic in a period of four months, and in each
JOHNSON CC, HANSON NO, GOOD CA. ERYTHEMA NODOSUM: THE POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANCE OF ASSOCIATED PULMONARY HILAR ADENOPATHY(ERYTHEMA NODOSUM: THE POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANCE OF ASSOCIATED PULMONARY HILAR ADENOPATHY*). Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:983–997. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-4-983
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(4):983-997.
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