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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

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.

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]


  1. Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. Random House, Inc. 2001. Page 975. ISBN 037572026.
  2. Kimura, et al. "Comparison of erythema and induration as results of tuberculin tests." Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2005;9(8):853-7. PMID 16104630.
  3. Race, et al. "Painful nodule with induration and spreading erythema." Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. 2005;18(4):401–404.

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