[Exanthem, erythrodermia]

Service de dermatologie, CHU Saint-Jacques, 25030 Besançon Cedex.
La Revue du praticien 05/2008; 58(7):783-8.
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    ABSTRACT: Erythroderma (E), first described by Hebra in 1868, is a reaction pattern, characterized by diffuse and confluent erythema with desquamation affecting most of or the entire body surface. E is usually accompanied by systemic manifestations including several metabolic changes. E may be the morphologic presentation of a variety of cutaneous and systemic diseases or, ultimately, the culmination of different skin disorders. The treatment of E includes systemic treatment that varies according to the underlying condition.
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