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Induration



Name of Symptom/Sign:
Induration
Classifications and external resources
ICD-10 R23.4
ICD-9 782.8

Induration (in'doo rā'shən, -dyoo-), a noun, means, in terms of pathology, (a) hardening of an area of the body as a reaction to inflammation, hyperemia, or neoplastic infiltration, or (b) an area or part of the body that has undergone such a reaction.[1] Most often this term is used to describe dermatologic findings.

Additional recommended knowledge

Examples of usage

"Both erythema and induration appear to be adequate indices of tuberculin sensitivity."[2]

"The erythema had spread to 20 cm, and the central induration had spread to 9 cm."[3]

 
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