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May 27, 1983

Recurrent Oral Erythema Multiforme: Clinical Experience With 11 Patients

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (Dr Bean), and the Section of Dermatology, Diagnostic Clinic of Houston (Dr Bean), and the School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston (Dr Quezada).

JAMA. 1983;249(20):2810-2812. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330440048031

Recurrent oral erythema multiforme is a distinct, but less-well-recognized variant of the erythema multiforme group of diseases. It is characterized by recurrent blistering of the mouth, periodic recurrences, prolonged duration, and considerable morbidity. The cause is unknown; however, a number of precipitating factors have been suggested. Patients with severe involvement usually require orally administered corticosteroids for adequate control.

(JAMA 1983;249:2810-2812)