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e·ryth·ro·der·ma, erythrodermia (ĕ-rith'rō-dĕr'mă, -mē'ă)
A nonspecific designation for intense and usually widespread reddening of the skin from dilatation of blood vessels, often preceding, or associated with exfoliation.
[erythro- + G. derma, skin]
erythroderma, erythrodermia (e-rith?ro-der'ma) (e-rith?ro-der'me-a) [? + derma, skin]
Abnormally widespread redness and scaling of the skin, sometimes involving the entire body. This condition may be seen in patients with extensive psoriasis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, drug reactions, seborrheic or atopic dermatitis, or other conditions. See: illustration Synonym: erythrodermia; exfoliative dermatitis
A disease of breast-fed infants. Resembling seborrhea, it is characterized by redness of the skin and development of scales.
erythroderma ichthyosiforme congenitum
The Latin name for congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma.