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International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology

RASH

The word is possibly derived from Old French for eruption and/or Latin  for scratching.  It refers to redness that has suddenly appeared, but the word denotes little more.

It is better to refer to an euption, but never to a skin rash – where else would the redness be?

Lawrence Charles Parish, MD, MD (Hon)
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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