Skin-nontumor / Clinical dermatology
Other dermatoses
Exfoliative dermatitis and erythroderma

Author: Mowafak Hamodat, M.D., MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC (see Authors page)

Revised: 28 June 2016, last major update July 2011

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Clinical features
  • Total body erythema (> 90% of cutaneous surface) and scaling, due to drug reaction, allergic contact dermatitis, psoriasis, pityriasis rubra pilaris, malignancy
  • Associated with dermatopathic lymphadenitis
  • May clinically resemble chronic graft versus host disease (Ann Dermatol 2009;21:319)
Clinical images

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Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Nonspecific changes
  • May have lichenoid dermatitis
Differential diagnosis
  • Sezary‚Äôs syndrome / mycosis fungoides
Additional references