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Golimumab-associated persistent erythema multiforme in a patient with ulcerative colitis in full remission

  • Author(s): Badavanis, George
  • Pasmatzi, Efstathia
  • Kapranos, Nikiforos
  • Monastirli, Alexandra
  • Tsambaos, Dionysios
  • et al.
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Erythema multiforme is an immune-mediated cutaneous disorder that is thought to represent a hypersensitivity reaction to infections, drugs, vaccines, malignancies, autoimmune diseases, radiation, and menstruation. Golimumab is a human IgG1-kappa anti-TNF antibody that has been approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and ulcerative colitis. We report herein a 41-year-old woman with persistent erythema multiforme, that occurred 18 months after onset of golimumab treatment of her ulcerative colitis; the latter remains in full remission over a period of 36 months.

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