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Clinical Pattern and Treatment of Erythema Multiforme among a Sample of Sudanese Subjects

Clinical Pattern and Treatment of Erythema Multiforme among a Sample of Sudanese Subjects

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Title: Clinical Pattern and Treatment of Erythema Multiforme among a Sample of Sudanese Subjects
Author: Eltohami, Yousif Idris; Ahmed, Reem; Osman, Duaa; Altyeb, Reem
Abstract: Background: Erythema multiforme is a rare hypersensitivity reaction, caused by different etiological agents affect the skin and mucus membranes. Material and Methods: A retrospective chart review of 110 patients was conducted. Data were collected on the types of erythema multiforme, associated symptoms, etiological agents and treatment. Results: Over 110 patients with erythema multiforme 54 (49.1%) were males and 56 (50.9%) were females. Mean age of the patients was 35 years old. Recurrent episodes of the disease were detected in 17.3% of the patients. Fever was found to be the most common associated symptom. Oral mucosal lesions were presented more than the skin lesions. Incisional biopsy was carried out by 15.5% of the patients. The three most common causative agents were antibiotics, bacterial infection and antimalarial drugs. Steroids was the treatment of choice in most of the cases (33.6%) followed by antibiotics (27.2%). Conclusion: Erythema multiforme major was the most common form of the disease
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/27668


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