Erythema Induratum (Nodular Vasculitis) Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 15, 2019
  • Author: Esther A Balogh, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

What is the pathophysiology of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

What causes erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

What is the prevalence of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

What are the sexual predilections of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

What is the prognosis of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

What are the possible complications of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Erythema Induratum (Nodular Vasculitis)?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

What is the role of PMR in the diagnosis of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

What is the role of a Mantoux test in the diagnosis of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

Treatment

How is erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis) treated?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

Which medications in the drug class Antithyroid agents are used in the treatment of Erythema Induratum (Nodular Vasculitis)?

Which medications in the drug class Antitubercular Agents are used in the treatment of Erythema Induratum (Nodular Vasculitis)?

Which medications in the drug class are used in the treatment of Erythema Induratum (Nodular Vasculitis)?

Which medications in the drug class NSAIDs are used in the treatment of Erythema Induratum (Nodular Vasculitis)?