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GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA
A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,014
Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 1999 April;134(2):127-9
Virus-induced persistent erythema multiforme successfully treated with alpha-interferon
Depaoli M., Bellandini R., Positano P., Daly M.
Ospedale Civile - Ivrea (Torino), Divisione di Dermatologia
A case of persistent erythema multiforme in a positive HSV and EBV serology subject is presented. This connection has been showed in very few patients in the past. While common immunosuppressive (steroids, cyclosporine, azathioprine) and anti-viral (acyclovir) treatments have not induced good results, a regression of the disorder has resulted after treatment with interferon. No cases of alpha-interferon treated persistent erythema multiforme are, at the moment, referred in the literature.