Definition of erythrogenic in English:


Syllabification: e·ryth·ro·gen·ic
Pronunciation: /iˌriTHrəˈjenik


  • (Of a bacterial toxin) causing inflammation and reddening of the skin.
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    • The pyrogenic exotoxins, also known as erythrogenic toxins, are responsible for the rash of scarlet fever.
    • Investigators substantiated the role of erythrogenic toxins in the pathogenesis of scarlet fever by demonstrating that antitoxin antisera decreased both the morbidity and mortality associated with this disease.
    • Most common between one and 10 years of age, scarlet fever usually follows an acute infection of the tonsils or skin by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci that produce an erythrogenic exotoxin.

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