JOEL S. STEINBERG, M.D.; RUSSELL A. JONES, M.D.
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To the Editor: The article entitled "Arthritis and Skin Lesions Resembling Erythema Nodosum in Pancreatic Disease" by Drs. Mullin, Caperton, Crespin, and Williams in the January ANNALS is a significant contribution especially because it calls attention to this little-known clinical entity that must occur more frequently than is realized.
We would like to add our 3 cases, all seen within a period of 3 months, to the 39 now described in the literature. A brief summary of our findings follows:
The diagnosis of pancreatitis was established by elevated serum amylase (3 patients), typical history (2 patients), and pancreatic calcification (2
STEINBERG JS, JONES RA. PANCREATIC DISEASE, ARTHRITIS, AND SKIN NODULES. Ann Intern Med. ;68:963–964. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-4-963
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(4):963-964.
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