Definition of Erythema multiforme

1. Noun. A red rash caused by hypersensitivity to a drug or disease or other allergen.

Generic synonyms: Erythema

Medical Definition of Erythema multiforme

1. A rash that results from an allergic response, most often secondary to a drug. The rash is described as pink-red macules (flat), that may have clear centres (iris lesions) or appear as a dusky violet colour. Erythema multiforme most often results from reactions to sulpha drugs, penicillin's, phenytoin, barbiturates, phenolphthalein and carbamazepine. In some cases, erythema multiforme can result secondary to a Herpes simplex infection or Mycoplasma infection. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Erythema Multiforme

erythema circinatum
erythema dose
erythema dyschromicum perstans
erythema elevatum diutinum
erythema exfoliativa
erythema figuratum perstans
erythema fugax
erythema gyratum
erythema induratum
erythema infectiosum
erythema intertrigo
erythema iris
erythema keratodes
erythema marginatum
erythema migrans
erythema multiforme (current term)
erythema multiforme bullosum
erythema multiforme exudativum
erythema multiforme major
erythema neonatorum
erythema nodosum
erythema nodosum leprosum
erythema nodosum migrans
erythema palmare hereditarium
erythema papulatum
erythema paratrimma
erythema pernio
erythema perstans
erythema polymorphe
erythema simplex

Literary usage of Erythema multiforme

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"One of the conditions undergoing such etiological revision is the erythema group, including the clinical entities of erythema multiforme and erythema ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The disease often ends fatally; in six out of ten cases collected by Thayer death occurred. 8. Polymyositis with erythema multiforme ..."

3. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"erythema multiforme may be defined as an inflammatory disease of an acute ... 119-167; "Discussion on erythema multiforme." Bril. Jour. Derm., 1912, p. ..."

4. A Compend of Diseases of the Skin by Jay Frank Schamberg (1913)
"erythema multiforme Synonym.—Erythema exsudativum multiforme. Definition.—Erythema multiforme is an inflammatory disease, characterized by variously sized ..."

5. An Introduction to dermatology by Norman Purvis Walker (1899)
"erythema multiforme.—There still remain a number of forms of erythema so numerous that they may all be grouped together as erythema multiforme. ..."

6. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin by John Vietch Shoemaker (1909)
"If g sloughs should be cut away as soon as the line of de and the healthy granulating surface dressed with an ment. erythema multiforme. ..."

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