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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2011, Article ID 935153, 2 pages
Case Report

Erythema Nodosum in a Child with Celiac Disease

3rd Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, “Attikon” University Hospital, University of Athens, 12462 Athens, Greece

Received 20 June 2011; Accepted 14 July 2011

Academic Editors: D. K. L. Cheuk, M. B. Moya, and M.-L. von Linstow

Copyright © 2011 Andrew Fretzayas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Erythema nodosum is an acute, nodular, erythematous eruption usually limited to the extensor aspects of the lower legs. It could be idiopathic or associated with other systemic diseases. We, herein, report a phenotypically healthy, ten-year-old boy who presented with erythema nodosum in whom serological tests of autoimmunity and intestinal histological examination were compatible with celiac disease. The eruption resolved within 2 months following a gluten-free diet. Therefore, the possibility that erythema nodosum represents an extraintestinal manifestation of celiac disease should be kept in mind accordingly in cases where other common causes of this rash are ruled out.