Medical Definition of Erythema polymorphe

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 Polymorphe

erythema marginatum
erythema migrans
erythema multiforme
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 (current term)
erythema simplex
erythema solare
erythema threshold
erythema toxicum
erythema toxicum neonatorum
erythema tuberculatum
erythematous syphilid

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