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What is erythematous?
13 doctors weighed in

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
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
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
Dr. Thomas Balshi
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