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October 1965

Erythema Multiforme Associated With Acute Renal Tubular Necrosis

Author Affiliations


From the departments of dermatology and pathology, Cook County Hospital.

Arch Dermatol. 1965;92(4):367-372. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600160023005

Recent observations of a fatal case of erythema multiforme associated with acute anuria and acute renal tubular necrosis is described.

Involvement of the kidneys in association with erythema multiforme may occur more frequently than is generally realized. This involvement may occur early in the disease and be a major factor in the prognosis. Therefore, a thorough study of the urinary findings should be considered in all cases of erythema multiforme.