Thursday, November 08, 2007

Lumps and TB

Several people have mentioned to me that they had lumps on their body before TB was finally diagnosed.

What caused them and were they a precursor to TB?

Dr Carole Reeves, Medical Historian, says:

“ It could be erythema nodosum. This is not how TB starts but may be symptomatic of an underlying infectious disease such as TB.

Obviously, in the days when TB was much more prevalent than now, it would probably have been amont the first things that GP's thought of when they saw erythema nodosum.”

For those who want more information go to:
erythema nodosum

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