Disease Information for Erythema marginatum

Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Annular erythema lesion, large
Annular lesions rash
Fever and Rash
Mucocutaneous Lesions
Mucocutaneous rash/signs
Non-pruritic rash
Rash with well demarcated lesions
High body temperature
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Rheumatic fever
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Chronic hives/urticaria
Tinea corporis
Associated Disease & Complications
Erythema marginatum
Disease Mechanism & Classification
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Pathophysiology/Shared Antigens Strep A Human Tissue
PROCESS/Allergy/collagen/autoimmune (category)

Erythema marginatum;Erythema Marginatum: an evanescent, erythematous rash characteristically (though not commonly) seen in the early stages of rheumatic fever; The rash is not limited to rheumatic fever, however, and has also been reported in patients with allergic drug reactions, sepsis and glomerulonephritis; Although the rash is not pathognomonic of rheumatic fever, its presence is helpful in conjunction with other manifestations of rheumatic fever, particularly carditis with which it is most often associated; The rash is characterized by pink, evanescent, slightly raised small macules with a sharply demarcated and irregular border; The erythematous areas often have pale centers; The rash commonly occurs over the trunk and inner aspects of the upper arms and thighs, but never on the face; It is non-painful and rarely pruritic, may appear and disappear in a matter of hours only to return, and may be brought out by a hot bath or shower; The rash blanches on pressure, and is a transient rash which tends to migrate from place to place--[Jones criteria (revised)/Circulation 32:664, 1965]----------


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