flushing of the skin due to dilatation of the blood capillaries in the dermis. It may be physiological or a sign of inflammation or infection. Erythema nodosum is characterized by tender bruiselike swellings on the shins and is often associated with streptococcal infection. In erythema multiforme the eruption, which can take various forms, is characterized by so-called ‘target lesions’ that may be recurrent and follow herpes simplex infection. Erythema ab igne is a reticular pigmented rash on the lower legs or elsewhere caused by persistent exposure to radiant heat. Erythema infectiosum (fifth disease, slapped cheek syndrome) is a common benign infectious disease of children caused by human parvovirus B19. It is characterized by fever and a rash, first on the cheeks and later on the trunk and extremities, that disappears after several days.

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  • erythema — [er΄i thē′mə] n. [ModL < Gr erythēma < erythainein, to redden, blush < erythros, RED] an abnormal redness of the skin caused by various agents, as sunlight, drugs, etc., that irritate and congest the capillaries erythemic [er΄i thēmik]… …   English World dictionary

  • Erythema — Er y*the ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to redden, fr. eryqro s red.] (Med.) A disease of the skin, in which a diffused inflammation forms rose colored patches of variable size. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erythēma — (gr., Hautröthe, Med.), 1) niederer Grad der Rose, mehr durch äußere Reize erzeugt; 2) rosenartiger, doch mehrfleckiger Ausschlag; davon: Erythematisch …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • erythema — medical Latin, from Gk. erithema, from erythainein to become red. Related: Erythematous …   Etymology dictionary

  • Erythema — Not to be confused with Arrythmia. Erythema Classification and external resources Characteristic bull s eye rash (erythema migrans) of early Lyme …   Wikipedia

  • erythema — erythematic /er euh thi mat ik/, erythematous /er euh them euh teuhs, thee meuh /, erythemic, erythemal, adj. /er euh thee meuh/, n. Pathol. abnormal redness of the skin due to local congestion, as in inflammation. [1760 70; < NL < Gk, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • Erythema — Erythem bei einer Lyme Borreliose Erythem (Erythema, von altgriechisch ἐρύθημα (erýthema) „Röte“, „Entzündung“[1]) ist ein dermatologischer Ausdruck für eine Hautrötung bedingt durch eine Mehrdurchblutung auf dem Boden einer Gefäßerweiterung und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Erythema — A redness of the skin resulting from inflammation, for example, as caused by sunburn. * * * Redness due to capillary dilation. [G. e., flush] e. ab igne a reticulated, pigmented, macular eruption that occurs, often on the shins, in bakers,… …   Medical dictionary

  • erythema — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek erythēma, from erythainein to redden, from erythros Date: circa 1783 abnormal redness of the skin due to capillary congestion • erythematous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Erythema nodosum — Classification and external resources Erythema nodosum in a person who had recently had streptococcal pharyngitis ICD 10 L …   Wikipedia

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