Erythema Induratum of Bazin – A Rare Entity

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Erythema Induratum of Bazin – A Rare Entity

Rifat Yasmin, Anwar ul Haq
Department of Dermatology PIMS Islamabad

Erythema Induratum of Bazin (EIB) is a tuberculid, a condition occurring ‘on the legs of female and in young and plump well nourished women. It is characterized by recurrent nodular and ulcerative lesions. Lesions are usually localized to the lower legs especially calf area, but can affect other areas. We are presenting a case of a 54-years-old lady with recurrent crops of nodules on legs. Mantoux test was positive. Histopathology revealed lobular panniculitis, epithelioid cells, lymphocytes and giant cells surrounding foci of caseous necrosis which was suggestive of erythema induratum. She was put on ATT.
Keywords: Erythema induratum, Nodular vasculitis, Cutaneous tuberculosis, Tuberculid, Tuberculous granuloma, Panniculitis


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