contact dermatitis

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contact dermatitis

n.
An acute or chronic skin inflammation resulting from contact with an irritating substance or allergen.

contact dermatitis

Inflammation of the skin due to irritants or allergic reaction. Irritants can be chemicals, metals, certain plants, or drugs. Symptoms can vary in severity from itching to cracks and bleeding.
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Noun1.contact dermatitis - a delayed type of allergic reaction of the skin resulting from skin contact with a specific allergen (such as poison ivy)
bubble gum dermatitis - an allergic contact dermatitis developed around the lips of children who chew bubble gum
Rhus dermatitis - contact dermatitis resulting from contact with plants of the genus Toxicodendron
dermatitis - inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
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There are three types of contact dermatitis: irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and photocontact dermatitis.
The differential diagnosis of perianal streptococcal dermatitis includes candidiasis, diaper dermatitis, irritant dermatitis (such as trauma from heavy wiping), atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, pinworm infection, cellulitis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, histiocytosis, and sexual abuse.