Rheumatology International

, Volume 30, Issue 11, pp 1523–1525 | Cite as

Erythema nodosum associated with granulomatous mastitis: report of two cases

  • Cemal Bes
  • Mehmet Soy
  • Seref Vardi
  • Neriman Sengul
  • Fahri Yilmaz
Case Report


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.


Granulomatous mastitis Erythema nodosum Corticosteroid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cemal Bes
    • 1
  • Mehmet Soy
    • 1
  • Seref Vardi
    • 1
  • Neriman Sengul
    • 2
  • Fahri Yilmaz
    • 3
  1. 1.Internal Medicine DepartmentIzzet Baysal Medical Faculty, Abant Izzet Baysal UniversityBoluTurkey
  2. 2.General Surgery DepartmentIzzet Baysal Medical Faculty, Abant Izzet Baysal UniversityBoluTurkey
  3. 3.Pathology DepartmentIzzet Baysal Medical Faculty, Abant Izzet Baysal UniversityBoluTurkey

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