Erythema multiforme

33 Erythema multiforme


This presentation was unusual and suggestive of an autoimmune or immune-mediated disease. In such cases a thorough history may provide valuable clues as to the underlying cause, if there is one. It is important to establish details such as recent drug therapy, symptoms of systemic illness and evidence of zoonosis or contagion.

The history in this case was as follows:


Apart from target lesions, erythema multiforme can result in many other different skin and mucosal lesions. Skin lesions include erythematous annular and serpiginous configuration of plaques, papules, erosions, collarettes and, in more severe cases, areas of erosion and ulceration. Mucosal lesions consist of vesicles and bullae progressing to erosions and ulceration. The axillae and groin, the mucocutaneous junctions, the oral cavity, the pinnae and the footpads are reported to be the most frequently affected areas.

Clinical examination in this case revealed:

Sep 3, 2016 | Posted by in SMALL ANIMAL | Comments Off on Erythema multiforme

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