When is erythroderma used to describe erythemic skin in a patient?

Bottom line:  Erythroderma (exfoliative dermatitis) is diffuse erythema and scaling of the skin over 90% of the body.

See Exfoliative Dermatitis.  In:  Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine, 7th ed. (AccessMedicine).

See images and list of drugs commonly associated with this condition at Drug Induced Erythroderma.  (VisualDx)

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