Erythema Nodosum

Erythema nodosum is a very rare inflammatory disorder that affects the fatty tissue underneath the skin. It usually presents as painful, somewhat raised, red or violet-coloured nodules, that appear most commonly on the shins.

The word “erythema” comes from the Greek word “erythos” which means “red.” The word “nodosum” comes from a Latin word describing something that is full of knots. Putting it together, the name of the disease makes sense. “Erythema nodosum” means red, raised bumps on the skin.

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