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erythema multiforme

erythema multiforme in Medicine

erythema multiforme erythema mul·ti·for·me (mŭl'tə-fôr'mē)
A skin disease associated with allergies, seasonal changes, or drug sensitivities, and characterized by the acute eruption of red macules, papules, or subdermal vesicles on the skin and mucous membranes; the characteristic lesion consists of a papule surrounded by a concentric ring. Also called herpes iris.

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