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Erythema multiforme as a consequence of COVID-19 infection


Cutaneous manifestations of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are diverse and may be the only clinical evidence of infection, particularly in children [1]. The authors report a 10-year-old girl with erythematous vesicular papules and targetoid lesions of the extremities two weeks after polymerase chain reaction (PCR) confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus two (SARS-COV-2) infection. Biopsy depicted classic erythema multiforme (EM) and serology confirmed positive COVID-19 antibodies. This report demonstrates one of the first reported pediatric cases of typical clinical and histopathologic EM in relation to confirmed COVID-19.

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