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der·ma·ti·tis

 (dûr′mə-tī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the skin.

dermatitis

(ˌdɜːməˈtaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the skin

der•ma•ti•tis

(ˌdɜr məˈtaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of the skin.
[1875–80; < Greek dermat-, s. of dérma skin + -itis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dermatitis - inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
actinic dermatitis - dermatitis caused exposure to sunlight
atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema - a severe form of dermatitis characterized by atopy
contact dermatitis - a delayed type of allergic reaction of the skin resulting from skin contact with a specific allergen (such as poison ivy)
cradle cap - a dermatitis of the scalp that is common in infants
diaper dermatitis, diaper rash - dermatitis of the thighs and buttocks of infants; supposedly caused by ammonia in the urine in the child's diapers
hypericism - a severe dermatitis of herbivorous domestic animals attributable to photosensitivity from eating Saint John's wort
neurodermatitis - dermatitis in which localized areas (especially the forearms or back of the neck or outer part of the ankle) itch persistently; cause is unknown
schistosome dermatitis, swimmer's itch - a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes
eczema - generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
seborrheic dermatitis, seborrheic eczema - a chronic skin disease associated with seborrhea and greasy scales on the scalp or eyelids or other parts of the skin
Translations
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dermatitis

[ˌdɜːməˈtaɪtɪs] Ndermatitis f inv

dermatitis

[ˌdɜːrməˈtaɪtɪs] n (= skin disease) → dermatite f, dermite f

dermatitis

dermatitis

[ˌdɜːməˈtaɪtɪs] ndermatite f

der·ma·ti·tis

n. dermatitis, dermitis, cualquier infl. de la piel;
atopic ______ atópica;
___ by contact___ por contacto;
___ medicamentosa___ medicamentosa;
___ papillaris capillitii___ papillaris capillitii;
erythematic ______ eritematosa;
gangrenous ______ gangrenosa;
occupational ______ ocupacional, industrial;
seborrheic ______ seborréica.

dermatitis

n dermatitis f; atopic — dermatitis atópica; cercarial — dermatitis por cercarias; contact — dermatitis de contacto; — herpetiformis dermatitis herpetiforme; irritant — dermatitis irritativa; seborrheic — dermatitis seborreica; stasis — dermatitis por estasis
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It can also cause irritant dermatitis, which is a difficult problem when you already have a kid who may be atopic and you're trying to treat molluscum.
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SD in the central face can appear similar to pityriasis versicolor, allergic contact dermatitis, and irritant dermatitis (pityriasis alba), but these conditions are not associated with diffuse dandruff.
Various precipitating factors like increased temperature, sweating and occlusive clothing of industrial workers facilitate the percutaneous absorption of irritant agents and leads towards an increased chance of allergic and irritant dermatitis.
It is worth noting here that eczematous changes during the first month of life generally result from contact irritant dermatitis rather than from an immunoglobulin-E-mediated disease.
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Dermatologists also report an increase in people suffering painful and unsightly irritant dermatitis associated with the use of alcohol hand gels.
Many of the mucocutaneous side effects, such as cheilitis, blepharo-conjunctivitis, pyogenic granulomata, irritant dermatitis, follicular eczema and scalp folliculitis, are outlined and illustrated, both in William Cunliffe's article, 'Mucocutaneous side-effects of isotretinoin and their management' and this issue's Gallery.
We abide by the decision of the court and deeply regret that on this occasion our health and safety procedures did not prevent these cases of irritant dermatitis occurring.
Benzoyl peroxide can be used once or twice daily, but it can cause dry skin and irritant dermatitis, especially if used more frequently.