Table 1

classification of patients with erythroderma by cause in some previous publications and in the present series.

Relative incidence,(%)


Causes

Sigurdsson et al14, 1996

Pal and Haroon7,1998

Nicolis and Helwig15, 1973

Hasan and jansan2, 1983

Botellaestrada et al1, 1994

Sehgal and strivastava12,1986

King et al13, 1986

The present series 2004


Preexisting dermatoses

53

74.4

25

42

62.5

52.5

30

57.9

Drug reacions

5

5.5

42

22

16

24.7

34

21.6

malignancies

13

5.5

21

4

12.5

0

20

11.3

Idiopathic

26

14.6

12

32

9

22.5

16

7.2


Akhyani et al. BMC Dermatology 2005 5:5   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-5-5

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