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erythema Explained

erythema at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Abnormal skin redness from increased blood flow, caused by dilation and irritation of surface capillaries. It has a variety of manifestations. In erythema multiforme, a symptom complex seen in several diseases, spots appear suddenly, often with a bull's-eye pattern. It may become life-threatening in severe cases; in mild cases symptoms may recur. Hormone treatment may be effective. In erythema nodosum, a hypersensitivity reaction usually associated with strep infection (see streptococcus), drugs, or the disease sarcoidosis, painful red nodules appear in the deeper skin layer of the lower legs. They usually disappear over several weeks and do not recur. Another form of erythema is pellagra.

Erythema at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

erythema at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

erythema
n : abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of
blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)

erythema at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Category: Image - :Erythema-motilans.jpg|thumb|An erythema

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » NL., from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » sc=polytonic|ἐρύθημα|tr=erythema||a redness or flush on the skin, from ..., from Inter: term » sc=polytonic|ἐρυθρός|tr=erythrós||red|lang=grc

Noun

Inter: en-noun » pl2=erythemata
  • Abnormal redness and inflammation of the skin, due to vasodilation.
    1. Skin redness from sunburn or chemical irritation

      Derived terms

      * erythema migrans

      Related terms

      * erythrocyte

  • erythrophobia
  • erythronium

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » abnormal redness
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|erytém|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Erythem|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|eritema|m
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|홍반|tr=hongban|sc=Hang


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » redness from sunburn
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|eritema solare|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Inter: pedialit » e

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


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    Translation: ar » erythema
    Translation: et » erythema
    Translation: pl » erythema
    Translation: ta » erythema
    Translation: vi » erythema
    Translation: zh » erythema