Korean J Dermatol.  2009 Feb;47(2):186-188.

A Case of Erythema Multiforme in Adults Associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

  • 1Department of Dermatology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea. choieh@yonsei.ac.kr


Erythema multiforme is an acute self-limited, usually mild, and often relapsing mucocutaneous syndrome. This disease is usually related to acute infections, most often a recurrent herpes simplex viral infection or other infectious agents such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection has been reported to be a cause of bullous erythema multiforme in children and Stevens-Johnson syndrome in young adults. To our knowledge, there has been no report of typical erythema multiforme associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in adults. We report a case of erythema multiforme associated with acute infection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in a 30-year-old woman.


Erythema multiforme; Mycoplasma pneumoniae
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