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Erythema multiforme

Erythema multiforme is the disease name used in Western Medicine, which is an acute self-limiting inflammatory skin disease. The Traditional Chinese Medicine calls it as “cat’s-eye sore” or “wildgoose sore”. The symptoms includes purple spots with blisters that are slightly concave in the center; rashes are mostly as polymorphism; the typical lesions are target or iris-shaped lesions. The disease can occur at any age but mostly among 20-40 years old; it is more common to occur in females than males. The disease may occur when infected with bacteria, viruses (especially herpes simplex virus), enzymes, protozoon, some medicines such as sulfonamides, barbiturates, salicylates and biological products, and even by a cold.