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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Erythroderma : Review of a potentially life -threatening dermatosis


Department of Dermatology and Pathology, New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103, USA

Correspondence Address:
Cynthia Okoduwa
Department of Dermatology and Pathology, New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.48976

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Erythroderma, or generalized exfoliative dermatitis, is a disease characterized by erythema and scaling of greater than 90% of the body's surface. The resultant dysmetabolism is potentially life threatening. A detailed history is to identify and treat the underlying cause of this dermatitis. We present two cases of erythroderma in African patients and review this important disease.


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