contact dermatitis

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contact dermatitis

[′kän‚takt dər·mə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
An acute or chronic inflammation of the skin resulting from irritation by or sensitization to some substance coming in contact with the skin.
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Insights into the quantitative relationship between sensitization and challenge for allergic contact dermatitis reactions.
Iorizzo M, Parente G, Vincenzi C, Pazzaglia M, Tosti A: Allergic contact dermatitis in hairdressers: frequency and source of sensitisation.
The keratinocyte is the predominant cell population in the skin, and the release of keratinocyte--derived, proinflammatory cytokines mediates both irritant and allergic contact dermatitis.
Role of ear piercing in metal allergic contact dermatitis.
What is Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Sumac: Rhus dermatitis is an allergic contact dermatitis caused by exposure to plants of the genus Toxicodendron (formerly Rhus).
Therefore, the probability of contact sensitivity to topical drugs should also be considered in patients with the clinical diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis and, suspected cases should be evaluated further with patch testing in order to find the responsible allergens.
When the scientists fed the mice a diet containing 10 percent black rice bran, it reduced swelling associated with allergic contact dermatitis, a common type of skin irritation.
Chronic use can cause allergic contact dermatitis in about 1% of patients, so start by applying it to an arm for several days before moving to the face, he advised.
Through their efforts, the first alternative test acceptable to the EPA, the FDA, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, one for allergic contact dermatitis, was established, significantly decreasing the number of animals tested for this end point.
Phytophotodermatitis can be confused with several other conditions including allergic contact dermatitis, infectious lymphangitis, hematologic/oncologic diseases, fungal infections, erythema multiforme, impetigo, cellulitis, jellyfish envenomation, and arthropod bites (5, 10, 11).
Hylatopic[R] Emollient Foam, a unique, non-steroidal prescription product indicated to manage and relieve the burning, itching and pain experienced with various types of dermatoses, including atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and radiation dermatitis, received FDA clearance in the spring of 2009 and was launched by the Company in July 2009.
Common side effects include burning, crusting, allergic contact dermatitis, erosions, erythema, hyperpigmentation, irritation, pain, photosensitivity, pruritus, scarring, rash, soreness and ulceration.