What Is Erythema? - Definition, Symptoms & Causes


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A patient presents to the doctor's office complaining of a rash on their lower leg. The rash is in the shape of a bullseye and is about 6 inches round. What type of erythema does this individual suffer from?

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1. What are typical causes of erythema?

2. Which of the following causes is associated with erythema nodosum?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how proficient you are with the subject of erythema by using the interactive quiz and printable worksheet. The quiz covers information such as another name for 'fifth's disease' and the area of the body that erythema affects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed on the following:

  • Causes of erythema
  • Another name for 'fifth's disease'
  • Area of the body erythema affects
  • Cause of erythema nodosum
  • Erythema that results in a bullseye-shaped rash

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human anatomy and physiology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the causes of erythema nodosum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the type of erythema that results in a bullseye-shaped rash

Additional Learning

Review information related to erythema by completing the lesson titled What is Erythema? - Definition, Symptoms & Causes. The lesson is designed to help you:

  • Identify what erythema is and what happens to the body with this condition
  • Recall the causes of erythema and the associated symptoms
  • Learn about the different types of erythema and the causes and symptoms associated with each type