Erythema Multiforme

If it involves more than the extremities, think twice about calling it erythema multiforme. Think worse first! Look for the mucosal membrane involvement closely - Sean Fox

Erythema Multiforme

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Erythema Multiforme in Children

Parents pay a lot of attention to the skin of their child and, certainly, the skin exam is a valuable tool for the vigilant clinician (ex, Cap Refill, Petechiae below Nipple Line, Leukemia, RMSF). That being said, the majority of pediatric rashes... that present to the ED are often met with a combination of disdain and fear: “This looks like nothing, but is it something?” or “This looks awful, but is it a big deal?”

One of the concerning characteristics is the target lesion, but not all target lesions are created equal.

Erythema Multiforme: Basics

Erythema multiforme is the skin manifestations of an acute immune-mediated reaction. The immune-mediated…

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