Figurate erythema

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Figurate erythema

Figurate erythema describes the rash of some skin conditions that present as multiple red wavy rings and arcs.[1]


Classical types include:[2]

Name Image
Erythema annulare centrifugum
Erythema chronicum migrans
Erythema gyratum repens
Erythema marginatum rheumaticum


  1. Bolognia, Jean L.; Schaffer, Julie V.; Duncan, Karynne O.; Ko, Christine (2022). "5. Figurate erythemas". Dermatology Essentials (2nd ed.). Elsevier. pp. 142–148. ISBN 978-0-323-70971-2. Archived from the original on 2023-08-08. Retrieved 2023-08-05.
  2. Boehner, Alexander; Neuhauser, Ruth (28 May 2021). "Figurate erythemas – update and diagnostic approach". JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft. 19 (7): 963–972. doi:10.1111/ddg.14450. PMID 34046996.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)