Journal article

Oral erythema multiforme: trends and clinical findings of a large retrospective European case series

Antonio Celentano, Serban Tovaru, Tami Yap, Daniela Adamo, Massimo Aria, Michele Davide Mignogna

Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Erythema multiforme (EM) continues to be an underestimated disease with a lack of strict classification and diagnostic criteria. We present the analysis of a case series of 60 oral EM patients from 2 centers and illustrate the range of oral clinical presentations. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical data from 60 EM patients with oral involvement, diagnosed and treated between 1982 and 2014, were retrospectively collected from the archives of 2 independent hospitals. Statistical analyses of the data were performed using the Pearson χ-squared test and the Mann-Whitney U test. RESULT: Thirty-one patients (51.7%) were male and 29 (48.3%) were female, with a mean (±SD) age of 37.9 years (±18.1). Th..

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