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Erythema multiforme on the hand

Erythema multiforme on the hand

Overview

This individual has erythema multiforme minor, with "target" lesions on his hands. His condition may result from a recurrent herpes simplex virus infection on the lip.

Review Date 10/14/2018

Updated by: Michael Lehrer, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.