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erythema

Definitions of erythema
  1. noun
    abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
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    erythema multiforme
    a red rash caused by hypersensitivity to a drug or disease or other allergen
    erythema nodosum
    skin condition characterized by tender red nodules on the shins and legs
    hickey, love bite
    a temporary red mark on a person's skin resulting from kissing or sucking by their lover
    erythema solare, sunburn
    redness of the skin caused by exposure to the rays of the sun
    windburn
    redness and irritation of the skin caused by exposure to high-velocity wind
    ENL, erythema nodosum leprosum
    an inflammatory complication of leprosy that results in painful skin lesions on the arms and legs and face
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    erythroderma
    any skin disorder involving abnormal redness
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