erythema nodosum

[nō-dōsəm]

n.

A skin disease associated with joint pain, fever, hypersensitivity, or infection, and characterized by small, painful, pink to blue nodules under the skin and on the shins that tend to recur.

Nearby words

  1. erythema infectiosum,
  2. erythema iris,
  3. erythema marginatum,
  4. erythema migrans linguae,
  5. erythema multiforme,
  6. erythema nodosum leprosum,
  7. erythema pernio,
  8. erythema toxicum,
  9. erythema toxicum neonatorum,
  10. erythematovesicular


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