Pronounced: Er-uh-thee-ma Multi-form-ayeEn Español (Spanish Version)
Erythema multiforme is a skin condition often associated with an overreaction to an infection or medication. It can affect skin throughout the body. Erythema multiforme has two forms:
- Erythema multiforme minor—most common, is generally mild and may go away on its own
- Erythema multiforme major—rare, usually more severe, less likely go away on its own, and can be life threatening
Last reviewedAugust 2014by Michael Woods, MD
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