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, 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.
Synonym(s): erythrodermatitis.
[erythro- + G. derma, skin]


, erythrodermia (e-rith?ro-der'ma) (e-rith?ro-der'me-a) [? + derma, skin]
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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

erythroderma desquamativum

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.


Widespread, often permanent, redness of the skin, usually associated with flakiness (exfoliation). The redness is due to widened skin blood vessels.