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Erythema Nodosum Summary

Description: An erythematous eruption commonly associated with drug reactions or infection and characterized by inflammatory nodules that are usually tender, multiple, and bilateral. These nodules are located predominantly on the shins with less common occurrence on the thighs and forearms. They undergo characteristic color changes ending in temporary bruise-like areas. This condition usually subsides in 3-6 weeks without scarring or atrophy.

Key Drugs and Agents for Erythema Nodosum

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Thalidomide (Thalomid) : 22 outcomes 10 studies in 125 results : FDA 2
  2. Colchicine : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 10 results : FDA 13 Generic
  3. Clofazimine (Lamprene) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 22 results : FDA 1
  4. Cyclosporine (Ciclosporin) : 3 outcomes in 5 results : FDA 20 Generic
  5. infliximab (Remicade) : 2 outcomes in 14 results : FDA 2
  6. Rifampin (Rifampicin) : 2 outcomes in 6 results : FDA 13 Generic
  7. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) : 2 outcomes in 3 results : FDA 80 Generic
  8. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) : 2 outcomes in 2 results : FDA 10 Generic
  9. Prednisolone (Predate) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 12 results : FDA 55 Generic
  10. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor) : 1 outcome 1 study in 21 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Erythema Nodosum

  1. Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)
  2. Aphthous Stomatitis (Aphthous Ulcer)
  3. Arthralgia (Joint Pain)
  4. Graft vs Host Disease (Graft-Versus-Host Disease)
  5. Crohn Disease (Crohn's Disease)
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Key Therapies for Erythema Nodosum

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 14 results
  2. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome 1 study in 9 results
  3. Plasma Exchange : 1 outcome in 2 results
  4. Catheters : 1 outcome in 1 result
  5. Thrombectomy : 1 outcome in 1 result
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