erythema multiforme


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Related to erythema multiforme: Erythema migrans, erythema marginatum, erythema multiforme major

erythema multiforme

[‚er·ə′thē·mə ‚məl·tə′fȯr‚mē]
(medicine)
An acute inflammatory skin disease characterized by red macules, papules, or tubercles on the extremities, neck, and face.
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Mahendran R, Grant JW, Norris PG: Dapson-responsive persistent erythema multiforme.
Clinical characteristics of childhood erythema multiforme, Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in Taiwanese children.
In this article, we report a case in which development of erythema multiforme necessitated withdrawal of antihypertensive therapy with candesartan cilexetil.
In most cases, the mothers were taking MMF after an organ transplant, but in some cases, the women were taking MMF for systemic lupus erythematosus, erythema multiforme, or other immune-mediated conditions.
Differential diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris Clinical diagnoses Mucosal Cutaneous Histologic diagnoses Aphthous stomatitis Bullous drug eruptions Hailey-Hailey disease Erythema multiforme Bullous pemphigoid Darier's disease Bullous lichen planus Drug-induced pemphigus Grover's disease Cicatricial pemphigoid Erythema multiforme Herpetic stomatitis Hailey-Hailey disease Linear immunoglobulin A dermatosis Paraneoplastic pemphigus Pemphigus foliaceus Transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover's disease) Table 2.
1) Erythema multiforme (EM) and a Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)type reaction with celecoxib have been described.
Auquier-Dunant A, Mockenhaupt M, Naldi L et al: Correlations between clinical patterns and causes of erythema multiforme majus, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis: results of an international prospective study.
A differential diagnosis for serum sickness-like reaction includes viral exanthema, erythema multiforme, and urticaria.
The necrotic lesions of the brown recluse spider bite can mimic other diseases, including erythema chronicum migrans, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Lyell's syndrome (toxic epidermal necrolysis), erythema nodosum, erythema multiforme, herpes simplex infection, purpura fulminans, diabetic ulcer, bedsore, poison oak and poison ivy reactions, gonococcal arthritic dermatitis, urticaria, pyoderma, and cellulitis.
Disseminated granuloma annulare following erythema multiforme minor.