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Erythema induratum of Bazin presenting as peripheral neuropathy

Kaveh Zakeri, Gagik Oganesyan, Robert A Lee, Joseph V Lillis
Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner 2015, 96 (3): E1-4
Erythema induratum of Bazin (EIB) is a rare tuberculid that typically affects middle-aged women. We report a unique case of EIB in a 57-year-old Hispanic woman who presented with recurrent painful plaques and nodules on the lower extremities, specifically on the pretibial area of the legs and dorsal aspect of the feet, with a severe burning sensation on the feet that resolved after antituberculosis therapy. We review the characteristics of EIB and examine how the unique presentation of peripheral neuropathy may relate to the pathophysiology of this disease.

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