eczematoid reaction

eczematoid reaction

[ek′zē·mə‚tȯid rē‚ak·shən]
(medicine)
A dermal and epidermal inflammatory response characterized by erythema, edema, vesiculation, and exudation in the acute stage, and by erythema, edema, thickening of the epidermis, and scaling in the chronic stage.
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