Erythema nodosum associated with granulomatous mastitis: report of two cases

Rheumatol Int. 2010 Sep;30(11):1523-5. doi: 10.1007/s00296-009-1109-y. Epub 2009 Aug 23.


Granulomatous mastitis is a rare breast disease characterized by chronic inflammation. Clinical presentation of granulomatous mastitis usually mimics malignancy or infection. Coincidence of granulomatous mastitis and erythema nodosum is a quite rare feature. In this paper, we aimed to present two young women with granulomatous mastitis accompanied by erythema nodosum and successfully treated with corticosteroids. Granulomatous mastitis should be kept in the mind for differential diagnosis of erythema nodosum.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Erythema Nodosum / complications
  • Erythema Nodosum / drug therapy
  • Erythema Nodosum / pathology*
  • Female
  • Granulomatous Mastitis / complications
  • Granulomatous Mastitis / drug therapy
  • Granulomatous Mastitis / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Prednisolone