Definition of Erythema

1. Noun. Abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation).

Specialized synonyms: Erythema Multiforme, Erythema Nodosum, Hickey, Love Bite, Erythema Solare, Sunburn, Windburn
Generic synonyms: Erythroderma
Derivative terms: Erythematous

Definition of Erythema

1. n. A disease of the skin, in which a diffused inflammation forms rose-colored patches of variable size.

Definition of Erythema

1. Noun. Abnormal redness and inflammation of the skin, due to vasodilation. ¹

2. Noun. Skin redness from sunburn or chemical irritation ¹

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Definition of Erythema

1. a redness of the skin [n -S]

Medical Definition of Erythema

1. A name applied to redness of the skin produced by congestion of the capillaries, which may result from a variety of causes, the aetiology or a specific type of lesion often being indicated by a modifying term. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erythema

erysipelas migrans
erysipelas perstans faciei
erysipelas pustulosum
erysipelas verrucosum
erysipelothrix infections
erythema (current term)
erythema ab igne
erythema annulare
erythema annulare centrifugum
erythema annulare rheumaticum
erythema arthriticum epidemicum
erythema bullosum
erythema caloricum
erythema chronicum migrans
erythema circinatum
erythema dose
erythema dyschromicum perstans
erythema elevatum diutinum
erythema exfoliativa
erythema figuratum perstans

Literary usage of Erythema

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"The work of revising our outlook on erythema multiforme, purpura and urticaria was ... erythema nodosum is of particular interest because on its border lie ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science; Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1874)
"A variety of erythema attacking the face, commencing with a ... Patches of erythema, that sometimes appear on the body in febrile diseases, ..."

3. Diseases of the skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"erythema multiforme is an acute, ... and the following clinical forms are recognized : erythema ... erythema tuberculatum or tuberosum ; erythema vesi- ..."

4. On diseases of the skin: A System of Cutaneous Medicine by Erasmus Wilson (1868)
"When not due to purely local causes, erythema is commonly symptomatic of some ... The VARIETIES of erythema admit of division into two kinds, which, ..."

5. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"The constitutional symptoms, when present, frequently abate upon the appearance of the erythema. In extreme cases, however, the systemic disturbance may ..."

6. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"—erythema simplex is a hyperemic disorder exhibiting various shades of redness, ... Occasionally a lurid erythema of the axillary or inguinal region may ..."

7. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin by John Vietch Shoemaker (1909)
"erythema SIMPLEX. erythema simplex is a hyperemic cutaneous affection ... The idiopathic variety is generally subdivided into the three groups of erythema ..."

8. The Diseases of infancy and childhood by Henry Koplik (1918)
"The acute form includes erythema multiforme and nodosum, and is an acute infectious ... The form of erythema known as erythema nodosum begins with general ..."

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