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dermatitis

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noun der·ma·ti·tis \ˌdər-mə-ˈtī-təs\

Simple Definition of dermatitis

  • medical : a disease in which the skin becomes red, swollen, and sore

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dermatitis

plural

dermatitides

play \-ˈti-tə-ˌdēz\ or

dermatitises

  1. :  inflammation of the skin

Did You Know?

Dermatitis usually appears as a rash, and may cause itching, blisters, swelling, and often scabbing and scaling. It often marks an allergic reaction of some kind. Contact dermatitis is caused by something (often a chemical) touching the skin. Atopic dermatitis usually affects the insides of the elbows, the backs of the knees, and the face; generally resulting from an inherited sensitivity, it's often triggered by inhaling something. Eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff are all forms of dermatitis. Even in the worst cases, dermatitis isn't infectious and doesn't produce serious health consequences.

1876

First Known Use of dermatitis

1876


Medical Dictionary

dermatitis

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noun der·ma·ti·tis \ˌdər-mə-ˈtīt-əs\

Medical Definition of dermatitis

plural

dermatitises

or

dermatititides

\-ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz\play
  1. :  inflammation of the skin—called also dermitis

dermatitic

\-ˈtit-ik\play adjective




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