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June 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(6):1066-1072. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490120068009

Erythema exsudativum multiforme with stomatitis and ocular involvement, though adequately described in ophthalmic literature, is of such rare occurrence that few clinicians are familiar with it. It seems worth while, therefore, to report a case, first, to give the disease wider clinical recognition and, second, to emphasize that there is a form of the disease in which the ocular involvement is of less serious consequence than that reported for the greater majority of cases recorded in American literature. Edmund,1 in a comprehensive review of cases studied abroad and reported from Copenhagen in 1935, gave the impression that he was not familiar with the severer form of ocular complications recorded in this country. His impression was that serious ocular complications were rare and that when they did occur they were not part of the disease per se but were due to secondary or exogenous infection. That the ocular lesions are