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Shaped like a coin; oval or circular.

[From Latin nummulus, diminutive of nummus, coin, probably from Greek nomimos, customary, legal; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]
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shaped like a coin; disc-shaped; circular
[C19: from Latin nummulus a small coin]
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(ˈnʌm yə lər)

having the shape of a coin.
[1725–35; < Latin nummul(ī) petty cash, small change (numm(us) coin)]
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The term "eczema" is characterized by a general inflammation of the skin, and covers a broad range of various forms of dermatitis: atopic, contact, xerotic, seborrheic, nummular, discoid, venous eczema, etc.
Another situation in which he considers patch testing advisable, although this one isn't covered in the consensus guidelines, is in AD patients with prominent nummular eczema lesions.
It may manifest as nummular eczema, or present as papular eruption, either diffuse or consisting only of scratched papules on almost normal looking skin.
In childhood group insect bite allergy was seen in 11 patients (25.58%), contact dermatitis in 8 patients (18.60%), atopic eczema in 3 patients (6.97%), seborrheic dermatitis in 5 patients (11.62%), hand and foot eczema in 5 patients (11.62%), sweat retention dermatitis in 3 patients (6.97%), photoallergic dermatitis in 2 patients (4.65%) and others (13.95%) including 2 cases of infective eczematoid dermatitis and one case on each of nummular eczema, discoid eczema, eczematous polymorphic light eruptions and chronic eczema.
6A-C, 6F-H, and 6K-M), only large nummular droplets were collected after centrifugally spun for all SA/PEO blends.
Then Guyuron details the surgical treatment of the different sites of migraine headaches: frontal, temporal, rhinogenic, occipital, aurico-temporal, lesser occipital, and nummular. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
In addition, there were nummular lesions with atrophic centers and hyperpigmented borders in the peripheral regions of the annular lesion formed by the hyperplasic RPE clumps and the normal retina (Figures 2a, b).
(a, b) Right and left fundi of case 1 had grouped nummular hypoautofluorescent areas anterior to the equator from cobblestone degeneration.
His past medical history was significant for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, osteoarthritis, allergic rhinitis and nummular eczema (spongiotic, psoriasiform dermatitis).
Nummular dermatitis can present with discreet, annular pruritic eczematous plaques, often with crusting.
Yanguela, "Nummular headache, trochleitis, supraorbital neuralgia, and other epicranial headaches and neuralgias: the epicranias," Journal of Headache and Pain, vol.
Mast cells generated from patients with atopic eczema have enhanced levels of granule mediators [18], and elevated levels of tryptase a mast cell unique product were observed in children with nummular eczema [19], indicating the involvement of mast cells in eczema.