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What is erythematous?

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Dr. Joseph Duvall
Dermatology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Redness

It means redness--lots of different causes.

In brief: Redness

It means redness--lots of different causes.
Dr. Joseph Duvall
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Red

Erythematous means it is red.
Comes from the root "erythro" which means red. Erythrocytes are red blood cells. If we say there is erythema, there is redness. If we say the lesion is erythematous, then it is red.

In brief: Red

Erythematous means it is red.
Comes from the root "erythro" which means red. Erythrocytes are red blood cells. If we say there is erythema, there is redness. If we say the lesion is erythematous, then it is red.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammatory

Often the redness is a sign of inflammation and increased cellular activity.

In brief: Inflammatory

Often the redness is a sign of inflammation and increased cellular activity.
Dr. Thomas Balshi
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