Persistent Erythema Multiforme


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BAYRAMGÜRLER D. , Akturk A. , Yildiz K. D. , Akcan B.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, cilt.45, ss.210-212, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/turkderm.92668
  • Dergi Adı: TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.210-212

Özet

Erythema multiforme (EM) is a mucocutaneous disease characterized by the typical target-like erythematous papules and plaques especially localized on the acral regions. It is classified clinically into three subgroups as classical, recurrent and persistent type. Persistent EM (PEM) is a rare variant of EM characterized by the continuous appearance of typical EM lesions and atypical cutaneous or mucosal lesions such as erythematous papules-plaques, targetoid lesions, blistering and necrotic lesions. PEM can be induced by viruses or some malignant and inflammatory underlying diseases although there are some idiopathic cases.