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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 117-119

Erythema multiforme due to parainfluenza virus in a newborn: A case report and review of the literature

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Ankara University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Dilek Kahvecioglu
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Mamak, Ankara - 06260
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.143663

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Erythema multiforme is an acute, self-limited skin disorder that is considered to be a hypersensitivity reaction associated with certain infections, medications, and many other reasons. Parainfluenza virus infection may be an etiologic factor for this uncommon entity. Here we report a newborn with EM associated with parainfluenza virus (PIV) infection and a review of the literature on neonatal EM.

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