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TB or not TB? That is the question

Erythema induratum is a rare condition first described by the French physician Ernest Bazin in 1861, at a time when the tubercle bacillus had not yet been identified. In Bazin’s words, it was a condition occurring ‘on the legs of female launderesses and in young and plump well-nourished women with the typical phenotype of those with scrofula’.
Dermatology in practice 2016; 22(1): 4–7
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