Erythema multiforme

Last updated: Tuesday, 30, November, 2010
Causes/AssociationsAppropriate Tests

Review clinical findings; FBC; CRP.

Skin biopsy with IF if diagnosis uncertain.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a term used to describe a severe form of erythema multiforme with mucosal lesions and a poor prognosis.

Idiopathic

Drug reactions, especially;

  • Sulphonamides
  • Barbiturates
  • Phenytoin

Infections, especially;

Connective tissue diseases

Neoplasia