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Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Erythema multiforme vs. Fixed drug eruption

An inflammatory disease characterized by lesions with arcuate, annular, and serpiginous outlines and by collarettes of scale on the inner margin of lesions that extend outward in centrifugal fashion, disappearing in months as a rule in the absence…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Erythema multiforme vs. Toxic shock syndrome

An inflammatory disease characterized by lesions with arcuate, annular, and serpiginous outlines and by collarettes of scale on the inner margin of lesions that extend outward in centrifugal fashion, disappearing in months as a rule in the absence…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Erythema multiforme vs. Graft-versus-host disease, acute phase

An inflammatory disease characterized by lesions with arcuate, annular, and serpiginous outlines and by collarettes of scale on the inner margin of lesions that extend outward in centrifugal fashion, disappearing in months as a rule in the absence…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erythema multiforme

An inflammatory disease characterized by lesions with arcuate, annular, and serpiginous outlines and by collarettes of scale on the inner margin of lesions that extend outward in centrifugal fashion, disappearing in months as a rule in the absence…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Therapy

…n of myositis). A skin biopsy may be helpful in distinguishing a morbilliform or hypersensitivity reaction from SJS, TEN, or erythema multiforme. In patients with renal or hepatic insufficiency, drug clearance may be impaired and the rash may…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Multiforme: References

References Shah KN, Honig PJ, Yan AC (2007). “Urticaria multiforme: a case series and review of acute annular urticarial hypersensitivity syndromes in children,” Pediatrics, 119; e1177. Hughey SL (2011). Approach to the hospitalized…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris & Paraneoplastic Pemphigus: Key Points

Key Points Pemphigus vulgaris is a severe, potentially life-threatening blistering autoimmune disorder mediated by autoantibodies against epidermal cell-to-cell adhesion molecules. It manifests as fragile superficial blisters that may involve the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Multiforme: Treatment

…e avoided if there is any concern for a sulfa drug related EM or SJS. When to refer to a dermatologist When the diagnosis of erythema multiforme is not clear. If EM is recurrent or if a diagnostic evaluation cannot clearly identify an underlying…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Initial Evaluation

…possibility of ocular disease, including retinitis and acute retinal necrosis. Primary Varicella Infection Pediatric Herpes Zoster (Shingles): Note that vesicles and papulovesicular lesions are grouped with an erythematous to hemorrhagic base….

Reticular telangiectatic erythema: case report and literature review

Reticular telangiectatic erythema: case report and literature review

…ed adverse events, such as allergic contact dermatitis and pressure dermatitis, may initially mimic reticular telangiectatic erythema. Occasionally, reticular telangiectatic erythema may occur in patients with spinal cord stimulators, infusion…

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