Problem

Dermatitis


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Other Names:
Eczema
Nature:

The terms "dermatitis" and "eczema" are often used interchangeably. Eczema a superficial inflammatory disease of the skin which causes it to become red, itchy and scaly; it accounts for about one-half of all cases of skin disease. It can be "acute" or "chronic" or both. Acute eczema refers to a rapidly evolving red rash which may be blistered and swollen. Chronic dermatitis refers to a longstanding irritable area. It is often darker than the surrounding skin, thickened and much scratched and often called 'dermatitis'. Eczema can also be due to other naturally occurring environmental factors: cold or hot weather and exposure to the sun. It results from a variety of different causes and has various patterns. 

Incidence:

Dermatitis affects about one in every five people at some time in their lives. Dermatitis venenata is caused by contact with the plant poison sumac, one of a range of plants in the Rhus genus which cause itching and rashes (including poison ivy R toxicodendron and poison oak R diversiloba).

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Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
02.09.2018 – 13:10 CEST
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