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Erythema elevatum diutinum

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Erythema elevatum diutinum is a rare type of chronic cutaneous vasculitis characterized by red, purple, brown or yellow papules, plaques (thick, red patches of skin), or nodules.These lesions are located mainly on the knees, elbows, hands, feet, face, genitals and buttocks. Although it is a chronic condition, most cases respond well to treatment with dapsone. The cause of this condition remains unknown.[1][2][3] 
Last updated: 4/13/2010


  1. Erythema elevatun diutinum. DermNet NZ. 2009; Accessed 4/13/2010.
  2. Hougeir FG, Yiannias JA. Erythema Elevatum Diutinum. eMedicine. 2009; Accessed 4/13/2010.
  3. Wallach D. Erythema elevatum diutinum . Orphanet. 2007;
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  • DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.

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