subcutaneous nodule


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subcutaneous nodule

a small, solid mass, or node, beneath the skin that can be detected by touch. Subcutaneous nodules consisting chiefly of Aschoff bodies are found in patients with rheumatic fever. Minute subcutaneous nodules formed by the perivascular infiltration of mononuclear cells occur in typhus.
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The first observations of subcutaneous nodules in lupus erythematosus (LE) were made by Kaposi in 1883.
CTCL patients typically present with skin symptoms and lesions, including follicular papules, erythematous patches, elevated plaques, alopecia, pendulous slack skin, pustular lesions and subcutaneous nodules.
The patient subsequently received radiotherapy without complications but a staging CT chest/abdomen/pelvis performed three months later showed progressive disease with left lung collapse in addition to multiple, palpable subcutaneous nodules.
Patients with pulmonary necrobiotic nodules are typically men with clinical and radiographic evidence of rheumatoid arthritis, including subcutaneous nodules, high rheumatoid factor, and pulmonary interstitial pneumonia.
A 75-year-old woman with end-stage kidney disease secondary to membranous glomerulonephritis on hemodialysis for 16 years was noted to have several small subcutaneous nodules on the superior surface of her left shoulder.
b) mottled skin lesions, subcutaneous nodules, and necrotic ulcers
Splenosis should be included in the differential diagnosis in all patients with abdominal, pelvic, thoracic or subcutaneous nodules with a history of splenic trauma or spleen removal.
Levy described the nodules as palpable subcutaneous nodules that were not visible to the patients or on photos.
When pain and swelling developed over the renal transplant, and 2 subcutaneous nodules were positive for secondary melanoma, the breast specimen was re-examined, and secondary melanoma was diagnosed.
Most [can cause] skin-type infections: rashes, open sores, some subcutaneous nodules.
More painful subcutaneous nodules form, which rupture and drain a thick, mucopurulent, foul-smelling fluid.

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