Department of Gastroenterology, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
Received date: March 06, 2015; Accepted date: March 07, 2015; Published date: March 16, 2015
Citation: Acar S (2015) Plantar Erythema Nodosum Associated with Crohn’s Disease. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 5:i102. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000i102
Copyright: © 2015 Acar S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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A 22-year-old woman who previously diagnosed Crohn’s disease was admitted with a 1-month history of diarrhea. She reported that during the preceding 3 months, she had stopped taking her drugs for Crohn’s disease. She was not able to tread on her left foot. On examination, there was an erythematous, non-purpuric, painful, slightly nodular and, 3-4 cm diameter lesion (Figure 1). Plantar erythema nodosum was diagnosed associated with Crohn’s disease and steroid treatment was started. Resolution of the lesion was noted at follow-up 2 weeks later. Plantar erythema nodosum is a very rare entity and typically occurs insidiously in children with good health. There was only one plantar erythema nodosum case associated with Crohn’s disease in the literature (Figures 1 and 2).
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