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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.]


shaped like a coin; disc-shaped; circular
[C19: from Latin nummulus a small coin]


(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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Other conditions that can trigger PR include secondary syphilis (characterized by involvement of the palms and soles, lymphadenopathy, and greater lesional infiltration); seborrheic dermatitis (characterized by greater involvement of the scalp and other hairy parts of the body); nummular eczema (more pruritic); and pityriasis lichenoides chronica, which involves more chronic and relapsing lesions.
5%), asteatotic eczema in 4 cases (2%), 2 (1%) cases each of seborrheic dermatitis, nummular eczema in 2 cases (1%), hand eczema in 3 cases (1.
Nummular dermatitis can present with discreet, annular pruritic eczematous plaques, often with crusting.
Additionally, 10 skin biopsies from patients with other granulomatous skin diseases [pemphigus foliaceus (2), pemphigus vulgaris (1), nummular eczema (1), lichenified eczema (1), porphyria (2), and erythematous lupus (3)] and 10 skin biopsies from healthy individuals (undergoing cosmetic surgery without previous diagnosis of leprosy or any other skin disease) were used as negative controls.
Asteatotic eczema was commonest (20%) followed by seborrheic dermatitis (15%), hand dermatitis, and nummular eczema in this study.
Nummular eczema, which presents as coin-shaped erythematous, eczematous plaques favoring the lower extremities, tends to be more common in the elderly.
The clinical diagnosis was atypical nummular dermatitis.
Different types of eczema noted in descending order in this study were contact dermatitis, asteatotic dermatitis, stasis dermatitis, and nummular eczema.
The most common forms of eczema/dermatitis are atopic, seborrhoeic, primary irritant, allergic contact, photoallergic, phototoxic, nummular, asteatotic, stasis and dyshydrotic.
This is a nonspecific finding seen in eczematous dermatitis and can be etiologically associated with a wide variety of clinical conditions, including allergic contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, nummular eczema, and, in this case, dermatophytosis.
This edition has new illustrations and new chapters on sudden unilateral neuralgiform conjunctival injection tearing headache, primary thunderclap headache, hypnic headache, nummular headache, atypical odontalgia, burning mouth syndrome, nervus intermedius neuralgia, red ear syndrome, clival chordoma syndrome, glomus tumor of the shoulder, osteonecrosis of the elbow joint, driver's elbow, boxer's knuckle, trigger wrist, superior cluneal nerve entrapment syndrome, clitoral priapism, breaststroker's knee, glomus tumor of the knee, and fabella syndrome.
Distinctive exudative discoid and lichenoid chronic dermatosis described by Sulzberger and Garbe (oid-oid disease) is considered as a severe form of nummular eczema.