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Volume 41, Number 5, October 2008

Erythema nodosum and hepatitis B: a case report and literature review


Yen-Lin Wu, Ming-Han Tsai, Ling-Ling Liu
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Received: March 16, 2007    Revised: November 2, 2007    Accepted: November 18, 2007   

 

Corresponding author:

Ling-Ling Liu, Division of Allergy, Immuno-logy and Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei City Hospital, No. 10, Section 4, Ren-Ai Road, Da-An District, Taipei City 10629, Taiwan. E-mail: Ling-Ling Liu This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
 



 

Methods:

Erythema nodosum (EN) is the most common of the panniculitides, and is associated with many underlying etiological conditions. Herein, we report a case of EN with probable association with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and review previous reports in the English literature. Since hepatitis B is still an endemic infection in Taiwan, EN related to HBV may not be as uncommon as in developed countries. The incidence and pathogenesis of EN associated with HBV demand further investigation.



 

Key words:

Erythema nodosum; Hepatitis B virus; Panniculitis; Review

 



 

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2008;41:437-439.