erythroderma


erythroderma
= exfoliative dermatitis; n.
abnormal reddening, flaking, and thickening of the skin affecting a wide area of the body. Commoner after the age of 50, erythroderma affects men three times as often as women; it may result from pre-existing skin disease, such as eczema or psoriasis, or be caused by drugs or lymphoma.

The new mediacal dictionary. 2014.