Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Erythema Multiforme?

William James, MD


February 15, 2018

Erythema multiforme is an acute, self-limited, and sometimes recurring skin condition that is considered to be a type IV hypersensitivity reaction associated with certain infections, medications, and other various triggers. Severity variants are (1) erythema multiforme consisting of erythema minor and major and (2) Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Erythema multiforme minor represents a localized eruption of the skin with minimal or no mucosal involvement. Erythema multiforme major is a more severe, potentially life-threatening disorder.

Are you familiar with the signs and symptoms of this condition, as well as best practices for workup and treatment? Test yourself with this quick quiz.


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