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erythema

(ĕr'əthē`mə), more or less diffuse redness of the skin due to concentration of an abnormally large amount of blood within the small vessels of the skin (hyperemia), as in burns. Erythema nodosum is often associated with systemic diseases such as tuberculosis and rheumatic fever. Tender, bright red, slightly elevated nodules develop along the shins. Erythema multiforme can have a number of causes, including viral and bacterial infection, chronic disease of the visceral organs, or allergic reactions to drugs.

Erythema

 

reddening of the skin caused by the dilatation of blood vessels. Erythema sometimes occurs by reflex action and disappears quickly, for example, when one feels ashamed or angry. With inflammation, the condition lasts longer. It appears as a result of exposure to chemicals and physical factors (friction, heat, cold, ultraviolet radiation) and in some infectious diseases (scarlet fever, measles, erythema infectiosum) and skin diseases (dermatitis). It also occurs as a result of poisoning and disturbances in blood circulation.

erythema

[‚er·ə′thē·mə]
(medicine)
Localized redness of the skin in areas of variable size.
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The mortality associated with erythema nodosum leprosum in Ethiopia: a retrospective hospital-based study.
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Im concerned about the recent approval of thalidomide to treat erythema nodosum leprosum, a debilitating skin complication of leprosy.
Patients with diabetes, alcoholics and those who had reactional episodes [reversal reactions and erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL)] were excluded, as these are confounding factors in the diagnosis of neuropathic pain.
1) They described a young female with multibacillary leprosy (MBL) and erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL).
CELG) won the FDA's blessing for offering its own thalidomide formulation, brand-named Thalomid, in the treatment of erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL), an inflammatory complication of leprosy.
With only corticosteroids and clofazimine available to combat erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) in some of his patients, he recognized the dramatic efficacy of the controversial drug thalidomide in managing ENL and lobbied the federal FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for approval of its use.
In July 1998, Celgene received FDA clearance to market and sell THALOMID(TM) for the treatment of erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL), an inflammatory complication of leprosy.