Persistent Erythema Multiforme and CMV Infection

March 2007 | Volume 6 | Issue 3 | Case Reports | 333 | Copyright © March 2007

Molly Wanner MD, Marlyanne Pol-Rodriguez MD, Ginette Hinds MD, Cheryl Hutt MD, Sameera Husain MD, Marc E. Grossman MD FACP

Persistent erythema multiforme is a rare disorder with only 23 known cases reported in the literature. Persistent erythema multiforme has been reported in association with Epstein-Barr virus, herpes virus, hepatitis C virus, influenza, inflammatory bowel disease, and a variety of neoplasms. To our knowledge, this case is the first case of persistent erythema multiforme reported in association with cytomegalovirus infection.