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Glossary for Erythema multiforme in children

Medical terms related to Erythema multiforme in children or mentioned in this section include:

  • Barbiturate abuse: Abuse of barbiturate medications
  • Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
  • Erythema: Skin redness caused by congestion of capillaries such as in blushing.
  • 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.
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
  • Graft-versus-host disease: A disease characterised by an immune response as a result of a transplantation or transfusion resulting in a widespread systemic inflammatory response
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
  • Histoplasmosis: Lung infection from fungus Histoplasma capsulatum
  • Hypersensitivity reaction: Hypersensitivity reaction, also called an allergic reaction, is a condition in which the body is sensitive to a particular substance (allergen) and reacts with certain symptoms after exposure to the allergen.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
  • Joint symptoms: Symptoms affecting the joints.
  • Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Bacterial respiratory infection
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Possible human carcinogenic exposure -- Phenytoin: Some evidence indicates that exposure to Phenytoin (an anticonvulsant medication) has a possible link to an increased risk of developing cancer in humans. The carcinogenicity of the substance may be influenced by the duration and level of exposure.
  • Skin color changes: Skin changes such as redness, blueness, or whitening.
  • Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Stevens Johnson syndrome: A rare but serious condition involving inflammation and blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. It is believed to be an allergic reaction that can occur in response to some drugs or infectious diseases.
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: A rare but serious condition involving inflammation and blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. It is believed to be an allergic reaction that can occur in response to some drugs or infectious diseases.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis: A skin condition causing widespread blisters to erupt over greater than 30% of the body.

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