Published in Cancer Weekly, April 26th, 2005
According to recent research from the United States, "Erythema induratum (EI)/nodular vasculitis (NV) is characterized by recurrent crops of tender edematous nodules on the lower legs. A lobular panniculitis with granulomatous inflammation, vasculitis, focal necrosis and septal fibrosis is present.
"Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA has been detected in some lesions by means of polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Ten cases of EI/NV were found. H&E slides were reviewed. PCR assays for M. tuberculosis and mycobacteria other than M....
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