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glossary:dermatitis [2007/09/06 23:36]
Pat O'Connor
glossary:dermatitis [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +The simple definition of dermatitis is [[inflammation]] of the [[skin]]. Many people think of dermatitis as synonymous with eczema but this is actually not true. Almost any rash can be thought of as a dermatitis based on this definition - including [[psoriasis]],​ skin [[cancer]], and seborrhea. However, we don't call every rash a dermatitis. ​
 +Dermatitis Appearance
 +The rash of dermatitis is itchy, red, and may or may not have distinct margins. The specific look of the rash depends on the amount of time it has been present. Acute dermatitis has [[blister]]s,​ subacute dermatitis has scaling and crusting, and [[chronic]] dermatitis has lichenification. ​
 +Dermatitis Types
 +There are several distinct types of dermatitis that are delineated by the causative agent or the cellular mechanism responsible for the rash. 
 +Atopic dermatitis is sometimes called [[eczema]] or atopic eczema. But atopic dermatitis is only one of many types of eczema. ​
 +See also:  *[[:​Lymphedema]]
 +           ​* ​ [[http://​​phpBB2/​viewforum.php?​f=42 | Skin Glossary]]
 +           ​* ​ [[http://​​phpBB2/​viewforum.php?​f=10| Skin care, conditions and complications]]  ​
 +           ​* ​ [[http://​​thesite/​lymphedema_skin_conditions_skin_.htm|Lymphedema Skin Conditions Skin Growths]] ​
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