Erythema Multiforme

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Erythema multiforme is a skin condition of unknown cause, possibly mediated by deposition of immune complex (mostly IgM) in the superficial microvasculature of the skin and oral mucous membrane that usually follows an infection or drug exposure It is an uncommon disorder, with peak incidence in the second and third decades of life~


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The condition varies from a mild, self-limited rash (E multiforme minor) to a severe, life-threatening form known as erythema multiforme major (or erythema multiforme majus) that also involves mucous membranes[citation needed]~Consensus classification:~Erythema multiforme minor—typical targets or raised, edematous papules distributed acrally~Erythema multiforme major—typical targets or raised, edematous papules distributed acrally with involvement of one or more mucous membranes; epidermal detachment involves less than % of total body surface area (TBSA)~SJS/TEN—widespread blisters predominant on the trunk and face, presenting with erythematous or pruritic macules and one or more mucous membrane erosions; epidermal detachment is less than % TBSA for Stevens-Johnson syndrome and % or more for toxic epidermal necrolysis~The mild form usually presents with mildly itchy (but itching can be very severe), pink-red blotches, symmetrically arranged and starting on the extremities It often takes on the classical "target lesion" appearance, with a pink-red ring around a pale center Resolution within – days is the norm~Individuals with persistent (chronic) erythema multiforme will often have a lesion form at an injury site, eg a minor scratch or abrasion, within a week Irritation or even pressure from clothing will cause the erythema sore to continue to expand along its margins for weeks or months, long after the original sore at the center heals[citation needed]Admin (talk) 15:50, 25 March 2016 (CST)Erythema multiforme reaction to an antibiotic?Admin (talk) 15:50, 25 March 2016 (CST)"Erythema multiforme major" (Stevens–Johnson syndrome); which resembles "erythema multiforme"?Admin (talk) 15:50, 25 March 2016 (CST)Target lesion?Admin (talk) 15:50, 25 March 2016 (CST)Erythema Multiforme target lesions on the leg?~~

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