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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 11/10/2020

Updated by: Ramin Fathi, MD, FAAD, Director, Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group, Phoenix, AZ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.