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Erythema Multiforme

  • F. M. Brandao

Abstract

Erythema multiforme (EM) is a distinctive cutaneous reaction to different stimuli, characterized by typical target lesions with an acral distribution, sometimes with mucosal lesions and systemic involvement, with a self-limited course and a recurrent tendency. Young male adults are most commonly affected, and an association with HLA B15 and DQW3 has been reported.

Synonyms

Erythema exudativum Multiforme 

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