Erythema Nodosum and Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infections in Childhood: Further Observations in Two Patients and a Literature Review

Filippo Greco, Roberta Catania, Alice Le Pira, Marco Saporito, Luisa Scalora, Maria Giovanna Aguglia, Pierluigi Smilari, Giovanni Sorge

Abstract


Erythema nodosum (EN) is the most frequent panniculitis in childhood and has been associated with various conditions, such as infectious and autoimmune disorders, medications, and malignancies. The author reports on two children affected with EN associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection, which occurred in one patient without pulmonary detection. The available literature on EN and M. pneumoniae infection in childhood is also reviewed.




J Clin Med Res. 2015;7(4):274-277
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jocmr2011w

Keywords


Erythema nodosum; Mycoplasma pneumoniae; Children

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