eczema


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ec·ze·ma

 (ĕk′sə-mə, ĕg′zə-, ĭg-zē′-)
n.
A noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.

[New Latin, from Greek ekzema, from ekzein, to break out, boil over : ek-, out; see ecto- + zein, to boil; see yes- in Indo-European roots.]

ec·zem′a·tous (ĕg-zĕm′ə-təs, -zē′mə-təs, ĭg-) adj.

eczema

(ˈɛksɪmə; ɪɡˈziːmə)
n
(Pathology) pathol a skin inflammation with lesions that scale, crust, or ooze a serous fluid, often accompanied by intense itching or burning
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek ekzema, from ek- out + zein to boil; see yeast]
eczematous adj

ec•ze•ma

(ˈɛk sə mə, ˈɛg zə-, ɪgˈzi-)

n.
an inflammatory condition of the skin accompanied by itching and the exudation of serous matter.
[1745–55; < New Latin < Greek ékzema=ekze(în) to break out (of disease)]
ec•zem′a•tous (ɪgˈzɛm ə təs, -ˈzi mə-) adj.

ec·ze·ma

(ĕk′sə-mə)
Inflammation of the skin, often caused by an allergy to a particular substance. Symptoms include itching, scaling, and blistering.

eczema

Inflammation of the skin causing itching and scratching. It can be due to an allergic reaction, but sometimes there is no apparent cause.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eczema - generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skineczema - generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
dermatitis - inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
allergic eczema - eczema caused by an allergic reaction
eczema herpeticum - eczema characterized by a feverish condition and widespread eruption of vesicles; most common in children
eczema vaccinatum, Kaposi's varicelliform eruption - a now rare complication of vaccinia superimposed on atopic dermatitis with high fever and generalized vesicles and papulovesicles
chronic eczema, eczema hypertrophicum, lichtenoid eczema - eczema characterized by thickening of the skin with accentuated skin lines
Translations
إكْزيمااِكْزِيـما
ekzém
eksemudslæt
ekseema
eczémaexéma
ekcem
ekcéma
exem
湿疹
습진
egzema
ekzēma
ekzém
eksem
โรคเรื้อนกวาง
bệnh Eczema

eczema

[ˈeksɪmə] Neczema m, eccema m
she's got eczematiene eczema

eczema

[ˈɛksɪmə] neczéma m
to suffer from eczema → faire de l'eczéma, être sujet(te) à l'eczéma

eczema

nEkzem nt, → (Haut)ausschlag m

eczema

[ˈɛksɪmə] neczema m

eczema

(ˈeksimə) noun
a type of skin disease in which there is an itchy rash.

eczema

اِكْزِيـما ekzém eksem Hautausschlag έκζεμα eczema ekseema eczéma ekcem eczema 湿疹 습진 eczeem eksem egzema eczema экзема eksem โรคเรื้อนกวาง egzama bệnh Eczema 湿疹

ec·ze·ma

n. eczema, infección cutánea inflamatoria no contagiosa.

eczema

n eccema or eczema m
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Atopic eczema (synonym atopic dermatitis) is a chronic inflammatory, itchy skin condition characterised by exacerbations and remissions (NICE 2007), which affects 20 per cent of children in the UK (Williams et al 1999).
HYDERABAD -- The abnormal response of body immune system may cause eczema, which though not contagious but like other diseases, could still not be cured in proper manner, however, the condition of majority of the patients can be managed with the treatment and avoidance
According to the NHS, the number of eczema cases being reported has risen 40 per cent in the past four years.
Both eczema and psoriasis produce itchy red patches that look similar, even under the microscope.
A Eczema, sometimes called dermatitis, refers to a group of skin conditions which can affect all age groups.
Summary: Atopic eczema is also known as dry skin eczema and childhood eczema.