Definition of erythrogenic in English:



  • (of a bacterial toxin) causing inflammation and reddening of the skin.

    ‘erythrogenic toxin is responsible for the rash of scarlet fever’
    • ‘The pyrogenic exotoxins, also known as erythrogenic toxins, are responsible for the rash of scarlet fever.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    causing inflammation, causing swelling
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