Presenter(s): Ruth Pacheco
Title: Erythema Nodosum in a Division I Collegiate Runner
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Corrie Struble , Exercise Science
21-year-old female collegiate athlete with no prior skin conditions presented with acute history of a raised bump on the anterior portion of the left lower extremity. Initial evaluation of the bump found no erythema, heat, or pain with slight edema. Kinesiology tape was placed over the raised area to try to reduce the edema and the patient was told to monitor the area. Seven days later the patient was referred to the health center after the bump became erythemic and painful with heat. The patient was eventually diagnosed with Erythema Nodosum after several trips to the health center.