erythema

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er·y·the·ma

 (ĕr′ə-thē′mə)
n.
Redness of the skin caused by dilatation and congestion of the capillaries, often a sign of inflammation or infection.

[Greek eruthēma, from eruthainein, to redden, be red, from eruthros, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

er′y·them′a·tous (-thĕm′ə-təs, -thē′mə-), er′y·the·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk), er′y·the′mic adj.

erythema

(ˌɛrɪˈθiːmə)
n
(Pathology) pathol redness of the skin, usually occurring in patches, caused by irritation or injury to the tissue
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek eruthēma, from eruthros red]
erythematic, erythematous, ˌeryˈthemal adj

er•y•the•ma

(ˌɛr əˈθi mə)

n.
abnormal redness of the skin due to local congestion, as in inflammation.
[1760–70; < New Latin < Greek, =eryth(rós) red + -ēma n. suffix]
er`y•them′a•tous (-ˈθɛm ə təs, -ˈθi mə-) er`y•the′mic, adj.

erythema

an abnormal red condition of the skin, the result of capillary congestion. — erythematous, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.erythema - abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
erythema multiforme - a red rash caused by hypersensitivity to a drug or disease or other allergen
erythema nodosum - skin condition characterized by tender red nodules on the shins and legs
love bite, hickey - a temporary red mark on a person's skin resulting from kissing or sucking by their lover
erythroderma - any skin disorder involving abnormal redness
erythema solare, sunburn - redness of the skin caused by exposure to the rays of the sun
windburn - redness and irritation of the skin caused by exposure to high-velocity wind
Translations
erytém
eritemaeritema solare
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er·y·the·ma

n. eritema, enrojecimiento de la piel debido a una congestión de los capilares;
___ multiforme___ polimorfo;
___ neunatorum___ del neonato;
___ solare___ solar;
___ infectiosum___ infeccioso;
___ nodosum___ nodular.

erythema

n eritema m; — chronicum migrans eritema crónico migratorio; — infectiosum eritema infeccioso; — marginatum eritema marginado; — multiforme eritema multiforme; — nodosum eritema nodoso or nudoso
References in periodicals archive ?
These devices also emit heat, which can exacerbate erythema ab igne and other heat-sensitive skin conditions.
Thermal keratosis, squamous cell carcinoma in situ, and squamous cell carcinoma have been reported in the lesions of erythema ab igne.
Erythema ab igne is a rare reticular erythematous hyperpigmentation resulting from repeated thermal injury.
22 Erythema ab igne is seen among athletes who use heating pads frequently to treat sports related injuries.
A punch biopsy was performed; the findings, when combined with the patient's report of having exposed his foot to heat, supported the diagnosis of erythema ab igne (EAI).
Erythema ab igne (EAI) is an uncommon skin lesion caused by repeated and prolonged exposure to thermal (or infra red) radiation (in the range of 43-47[degrees]C) that is not sufficient to produce a burn [1].