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Painful, swollen lumps in shin leaving scars. X-rays, ultrasound, blood test done. What could be the reason?

my wife has many lumps in her shin leaving scarring and creating intense pain and swelling steroids reduce the swelling but not the pain there was no injury to leg it started with a lump just below her knee and has moved down to her ankle leaving lumps and red scares all blood tests come back neg has had multiple x-rays and ultrasounds showing nothing and tests for sarcoidoisis but comes back neg im at my wits end. also she cant walk on her leg she can barley touch it without intense pain any ideas would be great
Asked On : Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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The painful swellings that reduce with steroids is suggestive of an inflammatory cause. An FNAC of the lumps will help in proper diagnosis.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Thu, 12 Jun 2014
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