Erythema elevatum et diutinum as a systemic disease.


Department of Dermatology, University of Illinois-Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Erythema elevatum et diutinum (EED) is a rare, chronic dermatosis. It has been associated with extracutaneous findings, including arthralgias, scleritis, panuveitis, peripheral ulcerative keratitis, oral and penile ulcers, and neuropathy. Additionally, EED is connected with various systemic diseases, including HIV, IgA paraproteinemia, myelomas, neutrophilic dermatoses, and inflammatory bowel diseases. The presence of such extracutaneous manifestations in EED patients suggests that EED may be a multiorgan entity. Extracutaneous manifestations in EED may involve deposition of circulating immune complexes; thus, patients with EED should be evaluated for systemic manifestations to ensure targeted management.

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