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Can erythema multiforme be caused by viral or bacterial infection?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Many times the cause is not found. Sometimes the cause is an infection by viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria, etc... Other times, the cause is related to a variety of medications.

In brief: Yes

Many times the cause is not found. Sometimes the cause is an infection by viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria, etc... Other times, the cause is related to a variety of medications.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Often caused by allergic or hypersensitivity reactions to medications, but also can be caused b infections like herpes simplex virus or mycoplasma.
Erythema multiforme minor is caused by the infections which tend to be less serious, whereas erythema multiforme major is related to the former and is serious.

In brief: Yes

Often caused by allergic or hypersensitivity reactions to medications, but also can be caused b infections like herpes simplex virus or mycoplasma.
Erythema multiforme minor is caused by the infections which tend to be less serious, whereas erythema multiforme major is related to the former and is serious.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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