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erythema multiforme

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
A rash.: Erythema multiforme is a rash that is the final common pathway of many different conditions - often allergic type reactions to virus or medication. T ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Severe skin reaction: Severe skin reaction that can be fatal. Usually caused by medications, lupus or malignancy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Can be.: Em is usually minor but can be fatal. The minor form is much more common and self limited. The major form involves mucous membranes, is much more ext ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Erythema multiforme is a rash that is the final common pathway of many different conditions - often allergic type reactions to virus or medication. T ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: This is a skin condition generally caused by an allergic reaction or an infection. The exact underlying mechanism is unknown but it probably the resul ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Figure out the Cause: Erythema multiform can have many causes, but the most common in herpes simplex virus infection (cold sores). Treat the cause and give supportive care ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
2-6 weeks: It depends on what caused it in the first place and whether or not it is mild or severe.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
Redness and swelling: Watch out for progressive and severe redness and swelling that may produce blistering which may lead on to secondary bacterial infections.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes.: Usually viral - hsv, drug related, mycoplasma, pregnancy, hep a or b, coccidiomycosis or ebv. In many cases no obvious cause is found.

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