Indian Journal of Dermatology
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--6

Erythroderma : Review of a potentially life -threatening dermatosis


Cynthia Okoduwa, WC Lambert, RA Schwartz, E Kubeyinje, A Eitokpah, Smeeta Sinha, W Chen 
 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

Erythroderma, or generalized exfoliative dermatitis, is a disease characterized by erythema and scaling of greater than 90% of the body«SQ»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.


How to cite this article:
Okoduwa C, Lambert W C, Schwartz R A, Kubeyinje E, Eitokpah A, Sinha S, Chen W. Erythroderma : Review of a potentially life -threatening dermatosis.Indian J Dermatol 2009;54:1-6


How to cite this URL:
Okoduwa C, Lambert W C, Schwartz R A, Kubeyinje E, Eitokpah A, Sinha S, Chen W. Erythroderma : Review of a potentially life -threatening dermatosis. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Apr 6 ];54:1-6
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