Erythema multiforme- a short review

Sneha Susan Santosh and Dhanraj .M

Aim and Objective: To review literature in order to determine the various clinical features, pathogenesis and management strategies for erythema multiforme.
Background: Erythema mutiforme presents as an acute, immune mediated, mucocutaneous condition,which has various sources of etiologies often compromising on the patients quality of life. An important step in the management of erythema multiforme is recognition and withdrawal or prevention of contact with the causative agent. Early diagnosis of the disease remains essential to promptly initiate appropriate management and proper follow up , thus playing a role in preventing the recurrence of these lesions This article reviews literature on the various clinical features, pathogenesis and the management strategies and treatment of erythema multiforme.

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