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Image Number 2579 (Erythema multiforme)


Diagnosis: Erythema multiforme

Site: Limbs

Sex: F

Age: 3


Description: Bilateral erythematous papules and plaques with target configuration.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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A very interesting case of a bilateral, symmetrical, slightly pruritic, florid pinkish-red papules and plaques (Many with target-like appearance) involved chiefly the lower limbs with few scattered similar lesions on the arms of five days duration in a three-year-old toddler. There was no history of previous herpes simplex or other inection and drug history was negative. Within three weeks with simple emollient application and oral diphenhydramine, the rash had gone completely.  

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