Persistent Erythema Multiforme

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

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.45, no.4, pp.210-212, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


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.