erythema chronicum migrans

[ krŏnĭ-kəm mīgrănz′ ]


A raised erythematous ring on the skin having hard borders and a central clearing, and radiating from the site of an insect bite; it is the characteristic lesion of Lyme disease.

Nearby words

  1. erythema ab igne,
  2. erythema annulare,
  3. erythema annulare centrifugum,
  4. erythema arthriticum epidemicum,
  5. erythema caloricum,
  6. erythema dose,
  7. erythema induratum,
  8. erythema infectiosum,
  9. erythema iris,
  10. erythema marginatum

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