Erythema multiforme is an acute eruption of the skin and mucus membranes. Erythema multiforme tends to be less severe than toxic epidermal necrolysis.
The characteristic skin lesion is a round or oval target-like skin eruption with a red rim and central blanching.
There is an association with drugs, infections, tumors, and connective tissue diseases.
Diagnosis is made by physical examination.
Many cases recover spontaneously, especially if the predisposing cause can be found and corrected. Immunosuppressive medications and corticosteroids may be needed.
There is no known prevention for this condition.
Please contact your veterinarian if you think your pet may have this condition.
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