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.’
    • ‘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.’
    causing inflammation, causing swelling