Persistent erythema multiforme: Report of two new cases and review of literature

Francesco Drago, Aurora Parodi, Alfredo Rebora

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Within the clinical spectrum of erythema multiforme, two subgroups have been recently identified: recurrent erythema multiforme and the rare persistent erythema multiforme. Two additional cases of persistent erythema multiforme are described. Lesions were widespread and resistant to traditional therapies. One of the patients had an underlying malignancy; the other exhibited a symptom complex characterized by fatigue, fever, sore throat and lymphadenopathy, and an abnormal Epstein-Barr virus serologic profile suggestive of endogenous reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-369
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number2 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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