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Diseases » Erythema multiforme » Summary
 

What is Erythema multiforme?

What is Erythema multiforme?

  • Erythema multiforme: An allergic inflammatory skin disorder which has a variety of causes and results in skin and mucous membrane lesions that affect mainly the hands, forearms, feet, mouth nose and genitals.
  • Erythema multiforme: A skin and mucous membrane disease characterized by an eruption of macules, papules, nodules, vesicles, and/or bullae with characteristic "bull's-eye" lesions usually occurring on the dorsal aspect of the hands and forearms.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Erythema multiforme: a red rash caused by hypersensitivity to a drug or disease or other allergen.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Erythema multiforme: Introduction

Types of Erythema multiforme:

Types of Erythema multiforme:

Broader types of Erythema multiforme:

How serious is Erythema multiforme?

Complications of Erythema multiforme: see complications of Erythema multiforme

What causes Erythema multiforme?

Causes of Erythema multiforme: see causes of Erythema multiforme
Risk factors for Erythema multiforme: see risk factors for Erythema multiforme

What are the symptoms of Erythema multiforme?

Symptoms of Erythema multiforme: see symptoms of Erythema multiforme

Complications of Erythema multiforme: see complications of Erythema multiforme

Erythema multiforme: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Erythema multiforme.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Erythema multiforme.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Erythema multiforme: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Erythema multiforme.
Treatments for Erythema multiforme: see treatments for Erythema multiforme
Research for Erythema multiforme: see research for Erythema multiforme

Society issues for Erythema multiforme


Hospitalization statistics for Erythema multiforme: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Erythema multiforme:

  • 0.009% (1,210) of hospital consultant episodes were for erythema multiforme in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultant episodes for erythema multiforme required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for erythema multiforme were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for erythema multiforme were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Erythema multiforme:

Organs and body systems related to Erythema multiforme include:

Name and Aliases of Erythema multiforme

Main name of condition: Erythema multiforme

Other names or spellings for Erythema multiforme:

dermatostomatitis, ectodermosis erosive pluriorificialis, erythema papulosum rheumaticum, erytheme polymorphe

Lyell disease, Scalded skin syndrome, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Erythema multiforme: Related Conditions

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