• Vol. 42 No. 5, 259–260
  • 15 May 2013

Tender Erythematous Plaques on Legs


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A 54-year-old woman complained of tender, non-pruritic plaques on both legs which had erupted 2 weeks earlier. These lesions were accompanied with arthralgia, weakness, and fever. No other symptoms suggesting infection were referred such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain or sore throat. Her past medical history revealed chronic hypertension, which was well controlled with enalapril 5 mg daily, and right mastectomy due to carcinoma 15 years earlier. Clinical examination revealed 7 cm to 10 cm diameter circumscript, infiltrated, erythematous coalescent plaques on both legs.

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