Erythema multiforme in childhood and early infancy

Pediatr Dermatol. 1986 Feb;3(2):135-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.1986.tb00504.x.


Erythema multiforme is said to be rare in childhood and especially in early infancy. Three infants, none older than 1 year, were seen with this condition; all showed typical clinical features. In one of the three infants, no distinctive etiological factor(s) could be found. One was suffering from congenital hepatitis (cause unknown) and another from a staphylococcal infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amoxicillin / adverse effects
  • Drug Eruptions
  • Erythema Multiforme / etiology*
  • Erythema Multiforme / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Promethazine / adverse effects


  • Amoxicillin
  • Promethazine