Basic Summary for Erythema multiforme


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Main name of condition: Erythema multiforme


What is Erythema multiforme?
  Parent types of Erythema multiforme: Erythema
  Organs Affected by Erythema multiforme: skin
  Types of Erythema multiforme: Erythema multiforme major
What causes Erythema multiforme?
  Causes of Erythema multiforme: see causes of Erythema multiforme
  Risk factors for Erythema multiforme: see risk factors for Erythema multiforme
What are the symptoms of Erythema multiforme?
  Symptoms of Erythema multiforme: see symptoms of Erythema multiforme
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Erythema multiforme: see treatments for Erythema multiforme
Society issues for Erythema multiforme
  Hospitalization statistics for Erythema multiforme: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Erythema multiforme:
  • 0.009% (1,210) of hospital consultant episodes were for erythema multiforme in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultant episodes for erythema multiforme required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for erythema multiforme were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for erythema multiforme were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for erythema multiforme required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for erythema multiforme in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for erythema multiforme in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 22 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for erythema multiforme in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 37% of hospital consultant episodes for erythema multiforme occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6% of hospital consultant episodes for erythema multiforme occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for erythema multiforme were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.009% (4,586) of hospital bed days were for erythema multiforme in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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