Can Allergies Cause Face Rash?

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Definition

Erythema multiforme is a skin disorder due to an allergic reaction or infection.


Alternative Names

Lyell's syndrome; Stevens-Johnson syndrome; Erythema multiforme minor; Erythema multiforme major


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Erythema multiforme is a type of hypsersensitivity reaction that occurs in response to medications, infections, or illness. Medications include:

  • Barbiturates
  • Penicillins
  • Phenytoin
  • Sulfonamides

Infections include:

  • Herpes...
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