Erythroderma

Alternative names
Exfoliative dermatitis; Dermatitis exfoliativa; Pityriasis rubra

Definition
Exfoliative dermatitis is a common clinical condition of multiple skin disorders. The condition is characterized by widespread scaling, often with itching (pruritus), skin redness (erythroderma), and hair loss.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 8, 2012
by Armen E. Martirosyan, M.D.

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