A rash caused by a hypersensitivity reaction:
May occur in response to various medications, infections, or other illness
Erythema multiforme (EM) minor:
Typical target lesions
Prodrome: Infrequent systemic symptoms (mild fever/malaise), antecedent HSV in most cases (within 3 wk)
Usually not associated with severe systemic illness
Admission is not needed unless required for another concurrent disorder.
Unable to take PO fluids secondary to mucosal lesions
In patients with severe systemic illness, a more serious diagnosis should be considered, such as SJS or TEN.
Most patients with EM have underlying HSV infection.
Secondary syphilis m...
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695.10 Erythema multiforme, unspecified
695.13 Stevens-Johnson syndrome
695.15 Toxic epidermal necrolysis
695.19 Other erythema multiforme
695.11 Erythema multiforme minor
695.12 Erythema multifo...
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