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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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eczema

Inflammation of the skin causing itching and scratching. It can be due to an allergic reaction, but sometimes there is no apparent cause.
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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
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
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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
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eczema

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

nEkzem nt, → (Haut)ausschlag m
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eczema

[ˈɛksɪmə] neczema m
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eczema

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

n. eczema, infección cutánea inflamatoria no contagiosa.
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eczema

n eccema or eczema m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Whereas endogenous eczemas are of atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, asteatotic eczema, discoid eczema, stasis eczema, hand eczema, juvenile plantar dermatoses etc.
Asteatotic eczema was commonest (20%) followed by seborrheic dermatitis (15%), hand dermatitis, and nummular eczema in this study.
Other types include | Asteatotic eczema, which often occurs in the elderly and typically over the shins.
Patients with recurrent Grover's disease often report a history of asteatotic eczema, atopic dermatitis, or contact dermatitis.
Dry skin (xerosis, asteatosis) is common in elderly patients due to a dysfunction of the horny layer of the skin with aging and environmental factors, leading to the development of eczematous changes (asteatotic eczema).