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 (ĕg′zăn-thē′mə) also ex·an·them (ĭg-zăn′thəm)
n. pl. ex·an·them·a·ta (-thĕm′ə-tə) or ex·an·the·mas also ex·an·thems
1. A skin eruption accompanying certain infectious diseases.
2. A disease, such as measles or scarlet fever, accompanied by a skin eruption.

[Late Latin exanthēma, from Greek, eruption, from exanthein, to burst forth : ex-, ex- + anthein, to blossom (from anthos, flower).]

ex·an′the·mat′ic (ĭg-zăn′thə-măt′ĭk), ex′an·them′a·tous (ĕg′zăn-thĕm′ə-təs) adj.
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There are four subtypes of pustular psoriasis: 1) generalized (or von Zumbusch) pustular psoriasis (GPP), 2) annular (or circinate) pustular psoriasis (APP), 3) guttate (exanthematic) pustular psoriasis, and 4) localized pustular psoriasis (3, 4).
It is the etiological agent of contagious ecthyma (CE), a severe exanthematic dermatitis that affects domestic and wild small ruminants [2].
Autret-Leca, and Centres Regionaux de Pharmacovigilance, "Drugs associated with acute generalized exanthematic pustulosis," Annales de Dermatologie et de Venereologie, vol.
Vaccinia virus (VACV), the prototype virus of the genus Orthopoxvirus, has been associated with exanthematic outbreaks in Asia and South America that affect mainly dairy cattle and rural workers (3,4).
Detection of exanthematic viruses using a TaqMan real-time PCR assay panel in patients with clinically diagnosed or suspected measles.
This prospective descriptive study on cutaneous adverse drug reactions in 121 cases showed the commonest pattern of drug reaction being exanthematic type followed by urticaria/angioedema and SJS/TEN complex.
A possible mechanism for the development of drug-related exanthematic reaction is proposed to be an interaction between infection and drug exposure.
Kubelka, "Increased pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-[alpha] and IL-6) and anti-inflammatory compounds (sTNFRp55 and sTNFRp75) in Brazilian patients during exanthematic dengue fever," Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, vol.