erythema migrans


erythema mi·grans

noun \-ˈmī-grənz\

Definition of ERYTHEMA MIGRANS

:  a red spreading annular skin lesion that is an early symptom of Lyme disease and that develops at the site of the bite of a tick (as the deer tick) infected with the causative spirochete

Variants of ERYTHEMA MIGRANS

erythema mi·grans or erythema chron·i·cum migrans \-ˌkrä-nə-kəm-\

Origin of ERYTHEMA MIGRANS

New Latin, literally, (chronic) migrating erythema
First Known Use: 1979

erythema migrans

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ERYTHEMA MIGRANS

: a spreading annular erythematous skin lesion that is an early symptom of Lyme disease and that develops at the site of the bite of a tick (as the deer tick) infected with the causative spirochete—called also erythema chronicum migrans

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