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Chronic inflammatory nodules in the groin area

Victoria Harris, Gayle Fischer



Test your diagnostic skills in our regular dermatology quiz. What are the chronic inflammatory nodules affecting this woman’s groin area?

Article Extract

Case presentation

A 36-year-old woman presents with a long- standing history of chronic inflammatory nodules in the groin area (Figure 1). The lesions first appeared around puberty and have never fully resolved. They are extremely painful and she has had to take time off work in the past because of the pain.