atopic dermatitis(redirected from atopic dermatosis)
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atopic dermatitis[‚ā‚täp·ik ‚dər·mə′tīd·əs]
A chronic eruption of red patches accompanied by intense itching that usually begins in infancy but may continue into adult life; the disease has a genetic predisposition, but its expression is modified by environmental factors.
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