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What is erythema multiforme?

Erythema multiforme is a condition that affects the skin and/or mucous membranes, usually caused by an excessive immune reaction triggered by an infection (often herpes simplex virus) or certain medications. It typically involves red, raised lesions that resemble a target or "bullseye" and may also include blisters. It can affect anyone but is more common in men and adults between ages 20-40 years.

Symptoms of erythema multiforme

  • Bumpy rash that appeared, then rapidly spread to the rest of the body

  • Rough patches in the mouth or genitals

  • Blisters

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for erythema multiforme

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose erythema multiforme

  • Did a small skin bump spread all over your body?

  • Do you have any rough patches in your mouth or genital area?

  • Do you have skin blisters?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots?

Treatment for erythema multiforme

Most cases are mild and don't require further treatment. Medications to reduce inflammation and relieve symptoms are prescribed. In some serious cases, hospital admission may be necessary.

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  • Blistering

  • Red skin

References

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    https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2019/0715/p82.html

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  • Grünwald P, Mockenhaupt M, Panzer R, Emmert S. Erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis - diagnosis and treatment. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2020 Jun;18(6):547-553. doi: 10.1111/ddg.14118. Epub 2020 May 29. PMID: 32469468.

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Caroline M. Doan, DO

Caroline M. Doan, DO (Internal medicine)

Dr. Doan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from UCLA. Prior to obtaining her medical degree, she was involved in oncology clinical research at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in southern California. She attended medical school at Touro University California, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds an active medical license in several states. She currently works as a physician for Signify Health providing home-based health care.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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