erythema multiforme

[mŭl′tə-fôrmē]

n.

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.herpes iris

Nearby words

  1. erythema induratum,
  2. erythema infectiosum,
  3. erythema iris,
  4. erythema marginatum,
  5. erythema migrans linguae,
  6. erythema nodosum,
  7. erythema nodosum leprosum,
  8. erythema pernio,
  9. erythema toxicum,
  10. erythema toxicum neonatorum


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