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German: Erythem

1 Definition

Erythema is a redness of the skin or mucosa caused by a increased blood flow through this area. Erythema disappear if someone press on it that is also a procedure how someone can distinguish erythema from subcutaneous bleedings (e.g: purpura or petechiae).

2 Causes

  • anaphylactic reaction
  • sunburn
  • infection
  • radiotherapy

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