gyrate erythema

gyrate erythema
erythema gyratum erythema multiforme characterized by lesions of a variety of shapes, such as rings, arcs, or meshes, which tend to migrate and spread peripherally with central clearing. There are three basic types: e. annulare centrifugum, e. chronicum migrans, and e. gyratum repens. Called also figurate e. and e. figuratum.

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