Pediatrics & Neonatal Biology Open Access (PNBOA)

ISSN: 2640-2726

Case Report

A Case of Erythema Multiforme Associated with Acute Acquired Cytomegalovirus Infection

Authors: Ozay HB*, Korkmaz MF, Bozdemir SE, Karali Y

DOI: 10.23880/pnboa-16000175


Erythema multiforme (EM) is an acute self-limiting disease that is characterized by target-like lesions and may exhibit cutaneous and mucosal involvement. It is known to be caused most commonly by infections, although several factors have been impeached for etiology. In this manuscript, a case of EM caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, which is a rare agent in etiology, is reported. In the literature, immunocompetent children with CMV infection are known to not admit commonly with cutaneous symptoms. Pediatric CMV infection usually is asymptomatic, although it may also lead to different clinical manifestations. CMV infection should be considered in determining the etiology of EM.

Keywords: Child; Cytomegalovirus Infection; Erythema Multiforme

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