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
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An earlier punch biopsy, taken at another center and unavailable for review, was interpreted as suggestive of erythema annulare centrifugum.
The combination of tinea pedis/onychomycosis and the clinical appearance of the rash on the patient's flanks led us to diagnose erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) in this patient.
On sites other than the face, many dermatoses show the histology of spongiotic dermatitis: pityriasis rosea, erythema annulare centrifugum, Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, and small-plaque parapsoriasis.
Hypereosinophilic dermatitis-like erythema annulare centrifugum in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
They include erythema nodosum, erythema annulare centrifugum, pyoderma gangrenosum, guttate psoriasis, vitiligo, stasis dermatitis and lesions mimicking urticaria.
Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) is a slow progressing and recurring skin disease with unknown etiology, characterized by ring shaped erythematous skin rashes.