Your skin is the outer covering of your body. It is the largest organ of your body. Your skin is part of your integumentary system. This is the organ system that protects your body from damage.
Your skin is composed of three layers. Each layer plays an important role. The outer layer of your skin is called the epidermis. It is the layer that you can see. New skin cells form at the bottom of your epidermis. The next layer of your skin is the dermis. It contains tiny blood vessels that keep your skin healthy by removing waste and bringing them the nutrients and oxygen that they need. The third layer of your skin is subcutaneous fat. It absorbs shocks and helps your body stay warm.
Erythema multiforme (EM) is the name that is given to a group of hypersensitivity medical disorders. It is marked by symmetric red, patchy lesions. These occur mostly on your legs and arms.
Erythema multiforme is a relatively common skin disorder. Although it can affect anyone at any time, erythema multiforme is most common in children and young adults. It is slightly more common in males than females.
Erythema multiforme is known by other names. It is also referred to as dermatostomatitis, erythema multiforme type, erythema multiforme bullosum, febrile mucocutaneous syndrome, herpes iris, erythema multiforme type and erythema polymorphe, erythema multiforme type.
There are several signs and symptoms that you may have with erythema multiforme. The primary indication is multiple skin lesions that:
May involve your lips or face
May appear as a macule, nodule or papule
Are usually symmetrical
Start quickly and may come back
Are located on your feet, hands, legs, arms, palms or upper body
May have blisters and vesicles of various sizes
Have a central lesion that is surrounded by pale red rings. This central lesion is also referred to as a target, bulls-eye or iris.
Other signs and symptoms that may occur include:
Aching in your joints
Discharge, burning and itchy of your eyes
Malaise (general sick feeling)
Sores in your mouth
Your eyes hurting.
You or a loved one may have erythema multiforme. This disorder and/or complications resulting from or the underlying condition that has caused it may have resulted in your disability and need for financial assistance.
You or your loved one may have applied for financial help from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by erythema multiforme and/or complications resulting from or the underlying condition that has caused it. Were you or your loved one turned down by the Social Security Administration?
If you or your loved one reapplies or appeals the denial, consider this. People who have a disability lawyer working for them like the one you will find at Disability Case Review are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability attorney.