erythema multiforme


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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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Erythema multiforme following vaccination in an infant.
Increased risk of erythema multiforme major with combination anticonvulsant and radiation therapies.
6 Percent), erythema multiforme and eczematous eruption (5 Percent each).
Urticarial vasculitis, erythema multiforme and granuloma annulare were rare findings in our patients.
1 for erythema multiforme and related conditions after initiation of allopurinol.
Pigmented purpuric dermatitis, Lupus erythematosus, Erythema annulare centrifugum, Erythema multiforme, Erythema nodosum, Kimura's disease, Lupus erythematosus, Sweet's and Behcet's disease are a few cutaneous manifestations of the disease7 but none of them were associated with our patient.
Erythema multiforme (EM) is a mucocutaneous disease characterized by the typical target-like erythematous papules and plaques especially localized on the acral regions.
1] Unexpected side effects of TNF antagonists increasingly reported in the literature are cutaneous adverse reactions which include skin rash, urticaria, hyperhidrosis, seborrheic dermatitis, alopecia, rosacea injection site reactions, non-melanoma skin cancer, lupus-like syndrome, erythema multiforme, Steven's Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis or psoriatic skin lesions.
In these patients, severe systemic drug reactions such as erythema multiforme (EM) may occur.
Similar histologic findings of skin rash biopsies can also be seen in erythema multiforme or drug-induced skin reactions (especially toxic epidermal necrolysis).
Once scabies is ruled out, a dermatologist's differential should include pemphigoid gestationis, atopic eruption of pregnancy, contact dermatitis, drug eruption, erythema multiforme, and pityriasis rosea, she said.
The notice states that there have been postmarketing reports of cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, and erythema multiforme, "as well as hypersensitivity reactions characterized by rash, constitutional findings, and sometimes organ dysfunction, including hepatic failure.