Erythema

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Erythema
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 L51.-L54.
ICD-9 695
DiseasesDB 4466
MeSH D004890

Erythema is redness of the skin caused by capillary congestion.[1]

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It can be caused by infection, massage, electrical treatments, acne medication, allergies, exercise, solar radiation (sunburn), or waxing and plucking of the hairs -- any of which can cause the capillaries to dilate, resulting in redness. Erythema is a common side effect of radiotherapy treatment due to patient exposure to ionizing radiation.

In about 30-50% of cases, the cause of Erythema is unknown.

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