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rapidly extending erythema followed in a few days by generalized exfoliation with scaling of the skin and associated in some cases with lymphadenopathy or loss of water and electrolytes; may be a drug reaction or associated with various benign dermatoses, lupus erythematosus, or lymphoma, or be of undetermined cause.
Synonym(s): Wilson disease (2)
exfoliative dermatitisPityriasis rubra Dermatology A condition characterized by scaling and erythema rashes, which may occur in a background of psoriasis or lichen planus
ex·fo·li·a·tive der·ma·ti·tis(eks-fō'lē-ă-tiv dĕr'mă-tī'tis)
Wilson,Samuel Alexander Kinnier, U.S.-born English neurologist, 1878-1937.
Kinnier Wilson disease - Synonym(s): Wilson disease (1)
Wilson disease - (1) disorder characterized by cirrhosis, degeneration in the basal ganglia of the brain, and deposition of green pigment in the periphery of the cornea. Synonym(s): Kinnier Wilson disease; Strümpell-Westphal disease; Westphal disease; Westphal pseudosclerosis; Westphal-Strümpell pseudosclerosis; Wilson syndrome - (2) generalized exfoliation with scaling of the skin and usually with erythema. Synonym(s): exfoliative dermatitis.
Wilson syndrome - Synonym(s): Wilson disease