Recurrence of erythema induratum of Bazin in a patient under chemotherapy for breast cancer

Gino A. Vena, Doriana Apruzzi, Michelangelo Vestita, Maria Panaro, Simona Carpagnano, Ruggero Filannino, Nicoletta Cassano

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Abstract

Erythema induratum of Bazin (EIB) is a chronic nodular eruption occurring on the lower legs of young and middle-aged women which is considered the most common tuberculid. A 54-year-old woman, in treatment with chemotherapy for breast cancer, presented subcutaneous erythematous plaques and nodules on the lower limbs. She had been diagnosed with EIB 3 years earlier and diagnostic work-up showed at that time signs suggestive of latent tuberculosis. The suspect of a recurrent form of EIB was confirmed by histopathological examination. A peculiar feature of our report consists in the recurrence of EIB, which is regarded as a hyperergic response against M. tuberculosis antigens, in a patient who was receiving chemotherapy with well-known immunosuppressive effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-333
Number of pages3
JournalNew Microbiologica
Volume34
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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Erythema Induratum
Breast Neoplasms
Recurrence
Drug Therapy
cutaneous Tuberculosis
Latent Tuberculosis
Immunosuppressive Agents
Lower Extremity
Leg
Tuberculosis
Antigens

Keywords

  • Cancer chemotherapy
  • Erythema induratum of Bazin
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Tuberculid
  • Tuberculosis

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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Vena, G. A., Apruzzi, D., Vestita, M., Panaro, M., Carpagnano, S., Filannino, R., & Cassano, N. (2011). Recurrence of erythema induratum of Bazin in a patient under chemotherapy for breast cancer. New Microbiologica, 34(3), 331-333.

Recurrence of erythema induratum of Bazin in a patient under chemotherapy for breast cancer. / Vena, Gino A.; Apruzzi, Doriana; Vestita, Michelangelo; Panaro, Maria; Carpagnano, Simona; Filannino, Ruggero; Cassano, Nicoletta.

In: New Microbiologica, Vol. 34, No. 3, 07.2011, p. 331-333.

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Vena, GA, Apruzzi, D, Vestita, M, Panaro, M, Carpagnano, S, Filannino, R & Cassano, N 2011, 'Recurrence of erythema induratum of Bazin in a patient under chemotherapy for breast cancer', New Microbiologica, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 331-333.
Vena GA, Apruzzi D, Vestita M, Panaro M, Carpagnano S, Filannino R et al. Recurrence of erythema induratum of Bazin in a patient under chemotherapy for breast cancer. New Microbiologica. 2011 Jul;34(3):331-333.
Vena, Gino A. ; Apruzzi, Doriana ; Vestita, Michelangelo ; Panaro, Maria ; Carpagnano, Simona ; Filannino, Ruggero ; Cassano, Nicoletta. / Recurrence of erythema induratum of Bazin in a patient under chemotherapy for breast cancer. In: New Microbiologica. 2011 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 331-333.
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