What is erythema?

  • (noun): Abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation).

Erythema

Erythema (from the Greek erythros, meaning red) is redness of the skin, caused by hyperemia of the capillaries in the lower layers of the skin. It occurs with any skin injury, infection, or inflammation. Examples of erythema not associated with pathology include nervous blushes.

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Acute Radiodermatitis
... Acute radiodermatitis occurs when an "erythema dose" of ionizing radiation is given to the skin, after which visible erythema appears up to 24hrs after ... Erythema may occur at a dose of 2 Gy radiation or greater ...
Erythema - Associated Conditions
... Erythema ab igne Erythema chronicum migrans Erythema induratum Erythema infectiosum (or fifth disease) Erythema marginatum Erythema migrans Erythema multiforme (EM) Erythema nodosum Erythema ...
Chronic Erythema Nodosum
... Chronic erythema nodosum (also known as "Erythema nodosum migrans," "Subacute migratory panniculitis of Vilanova and Piñol", and "Subacute nodular migratory panniculitis") is a form of septal ...
Methotrexate-induced Papular Eruption - See Also
... Methotrexate-induced acral erythema with bullous reaction ... Abstract Chemotherapy-induced acral erythema (CIAE), a toxic reaction to a number of different chomotherapeutic agents, causes a symmetrical, painful erythema ... the third case of the bullous variant of methotrexate-induced acral erythema ...
Radiation Recall Reaction - Types - Acute
... Acute radiodermatitis occurs when an "erythema dose" of ionizing radiation is given to the skin, after which visible erythema appears up to 24hrs after ... Erythema may occur at a dose of 2 Gy radiation or greater ...