Cotrimoxazole Induced Erythema Multiforme

Aman Chowdhry, Ankita Tandon


Erythema Multiforme is an acute inflammatory disease of the skin, considered to be hypersensitivity reaction to infection and drugs. Sulfa drugs are the most common triggers considered. Here is the case of Erythema multiforme secondary to drug reaction from cotrimoxazole. Patient had oral and skin manifestations and was treated with systemic corticosteroids. No complications were seen on further follow-up.


Cotrimoxazole; Encrustations; Erythema Multiforme; Naranjo Algorithm; Sulfa drug; Target lesions

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