Dena M. Jones, MD


Erythema Multiforme in a 28-Year-Old Man

September 14, 2005

A 28-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 1-week history of multiple, concentric, erythemic, targetlike plaques over the entire body. Severe necrosis and hemorrhagic crusting were evident on the oral mucosa and lesions were present on the upper lip. The remainder of the physical examination was unremarkable. The patient had no known medical problems, was seronegative for HIV, and denied a history of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. He used no medications.