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Medical Term:

necrolytic migratory erythema


Definition: an erythematous, scaling, and sometimes bullous erosive dermatitis occurring irregularly in plaques chiefly on the lower trunk, buttocks, perineum, and thighs; associated with weight loss, anemia, stomatitis, and elevation of plasma glucagon in islet cell tumor (glucagonoma) of the pancreas.

See Also: glucagonoma syndrome

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