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August 1945

ERYTHEMA MULTIFORME: REPORT OF A CASE OF SEVERE ERYTHEMA MULTIFORME WITH INVOLVEMENT OF THE MUCOUS MEMBRANES TREATED WITH PENICILLIN

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GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(2):91-92. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510260021004
Abstract

Severe erythema multiforme with involvement of the mucous membranes has often gone unrecognized or has been reported under different names. American interest seems to have been renewed by the report of 2 cases in 1922 by Stevens and Johnson1 of what they believed to be a previously unrecognized clinical entity. Since that time cases of the disease under various names have been reported by Wheeler,2 Rutherford,3 Smith,4 Bailey,5 Ginandes,6 Chick and Witzberger,7 Edgar and Syverton,8 Ageloff,9 Levy10 and Murphy.11 In 1944 Lever12 re

ported 2 cases and thoroughly reviewed the literature. His discussion has tended to clarify the situation, and it is to be hoped that in the future students will recognize the entity, relatively rare and rarely fatal but occasionally leading to loss of vision.

REPORT OF CASE

History.—B. T., a schoolboy

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