erythema migrans

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noun erythema mi·grans \-ˈmī-grənz\
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erythema chronicum migrans

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Definition of erythema migrans

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of erythema migrans

New Latin, literally, (chronic) migrating erythema


First Known Use: 1979


Medical Dictionary

erythema migrans

noun erythema mi·grans

Medical Definition of erythema migrans

  1. :  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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