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Poison ivy: an underreported cause of erythema multiforme.
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PMID:  15577759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship between herpes simplex virus (HSV) and erythema multiforme (EM) has been well described. Many authors contend that EM (excluding Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis) occurs almost exclusively as a response to HSV infection. During the past year, however, we have observed several cases of EM complicating severe Rhus allergic contact dermatitis. Although this association has been previously documented, the paucity of cases in the literature, along with our experience, suggests that this is an underreported phenomenon. We describe 4 of our cases.
Andrew E Werchniak; Kathryn Schwarzenberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1097-6787     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-03     Completed Date:  2005-03-25     Revised Date:  2005-06-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S159-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
Dermatitis, Toxicodendron / complications*,  drug therapy
Erythema Multiforme / drug therapy,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Prednisone / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 53-03-2/Prednisone
Erratum In:
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004 Dec;51(6):1040

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