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Erythema Annulare Centrifugum

Reviewed 06/2018
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

  • Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) is an eruption characterized by erythematous annular or figurate plaques that demonstrate central clearing and a distinctive trailing scale along ...

DIAGNOSIS

HISTORY

  • Patients may experience a scaling rash that enlarges by several millimeters per day with or without pruritus. Rash often spreads by peripheral extension with central clearing.

  • Excludin...

TREATMENT

GENERAL MEASURES

  • Address primary disease if symptoms are present.

  • Discontinue any offending medications suspected to induce EAC.

  • Lesions should be washed with mild soap and skin irritants avoid...

ONGOING CARE

FOLLOW-UP RECOMMENDATIONS

Consultation with a dermatologist is recommended for persistent or recurrent flares of EAC. 

DIET

Avoid precipitating foods and medications. 

PROGNOSIS

  • Most EAC cases...

REFERENCES

1
Mahood JM. Erythema annulare centrifugum: a review of 24 cases with special reference to its association with underlying disease. Clin Exp Dermatol.  1983;8(4):383–387. {L-End} [View...

ADDITIONAL READING

  • Atalay AA, Abuaf OK, Dogan B. Squamous cell lung carcinoma presenting with erythema annulare centrifugum. Acta Dermatovenerol Croat.  2013;21(1):56–58.

  • Carlesimo M, Fidanza L, M...

CODES

ICD10

L53.1 Erythema annulare centrifugum 

ICD9

695.0 Toxic erythema 

SNOMED

399914006 Erythema annulare centrifugum 

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • EAC is an erythematous annular or figurate (curved) eruption on the trunk or proximal extremities, often with central clearing and scaling at the trailing edge of the erythema with or ...

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