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rash,

nonspecific term for an eruption of the skinskin,
the flexible tissue (integument) enclosing the body of vertebrate animals. In humans and other mammals, the skin operates a complex organ of numerous structures (sometimes called the integumentary system) serving vital protective and metabolic functions.
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. It may result from skin allergy, skin irritation, or skin disease, or it may be a symptom of a systemic disease like measles, smallpox, or scarlet fever. A rash may appear as discolored spots or a general redness, or as blisters or pustules, either flat or raised above the surface of the skin. The rash may cause skin irritation—itching, tingling, burning, or pain—or it may not cause any discomfort. The appearance and distribution of a rash are often important factors for consideration in diagnosing a particular disease.

Rash

 

an eruption on the skin or mucous membrane of man, the cause of which can be either external and internal. Rashes accompany skin and other types of diseases. The external causes can be physical or chemical, while internal causes include diseases of the nervous and hemopoietic systems, metabolic disorders and functional disorders of certain organs (digestion, endocrine glands), infectious diseases (measles, scarlet fever), and allergic reactions (urticaria). Rashes may be primary or secondary. Primary rashes appear on previously normal skin or mucous membrane (spots, wheals, vesicles, pustules, tubercles). Secondary rashes appear as a further development of primary elements (pigmentation, scales, crusts, abrasions, ulcers, fissures, scars). The location, number, combination, color, shape, depth, and duration of the eruptions are helpful in diagnosing the disease.

rash

[rash]
(medicine)
A lay term for nearly any skin eruption, but more commonly for acute inflammatory dermatoses.
(mining engineering)
Very impure coal, so mixed with waste material as to be unsalable.

rash

Pathol any skin eruption
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By spring 1998, however, Fatima was outgoing and hospitable, the red rash covering her body had cleared, and she wasn't smoking to stop her body from shaking.
The person may have a red rash or a color change of the skin on the face, scalp, or other parts of the body.
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He returned home but developed a red rash over his torso and a 'soaring' temperature.
A raised, red rash starts on the head, usually behind the ear, then spreads down the body about three days after the fever starts.
A fine, red rash, like sandpaper to touch which first appears on the chest and stomach, rapidly spreading to other parts of the body.
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Medically known as miliaria, it is a very itchy, red rash that causes a prickling or burning feeling in the skin.
Levi Russell got sick Sunday - with symptoms that included high fever, headache, stiff neck, vomiting and a red rash - and was taken to McKenzie-Willamette, where he was admitted to the intensive care unit and administered antibiotics, his mother, Roxanne Russell, said.