contact dermatitis(redirected from contact hypersensitivity)
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An acute or chronic skin inflammation resulting from contact with an irritating substance or allergen.
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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|Noun||1.||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