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A 39-year-old member asked:

why does erythema multiforma take so long to go away?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Underlying problem: Erythema multiforme is often caused by an underlying problem, such as a smoldering infection or a chronic inflammatory condition. Until that is found and treated, the em will persist. Your doctor can help you find the underlying cause, if there is one.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

My mantoux test result is "erythema & induration present diameter 10 mm. What is the interpretation?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Exposure to TB: What you have described meets the criteria for a positive mantoux test result. A positive result means that the person has been exposed to tuberculosis. It does not mean that the person has tb, just that at one time the person was infected with the TB microorganism.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is diffuse erythema?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Redness all over: It can be redness of one body part or the whole body.
Covington, KY
A 42-year-old female asked:

What is erythema in the gastroesophageal junction?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Inflammed esophagus: Erythema means "redness." the gastroesophageal junction is the connection between esophagus and stomach. This area becomes red and irritated most typically in response to gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Other things too can cause erythema, so ask your GI specialist who performed the endoscopy what his differential diagnosis includes as to what caused your "erythema.".
A member asked:

What is the result of mantoux test if it shows induration : 18mm and erythema : present?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Positive: If you do not have active symptoms of tuberculosis and have not received bcg in the past year, then it is likely you have inactive tuberculosis. This means that you have living mycobacterium tuberculosis in your body, contained within a granuloma and potentially could reactivate at some later time. Depending on your age and health you may want to take inh. See a doctor.
Egypt
A 24-year-old female asked:

What is the treatment of erythema ab igne caused by hot packs? I've violet patches?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Avoid heat : Avoid application of a heat source o the area. The discoloration should resolve with time, which will vary depending on your complexion.

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