noun \ˌdər-mə-ˈtī-təs\

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

plural der·ma·tit·i·des \-ˈti-tə-ˌdēz\ or der·ma·ti·tis·es

Full Definition of DERMATITIS

:  inflammation of the skin

First Known Use of DERMATITIS



noun \ˌdər-mə-ˈtīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural der·ma·ti·tis·es or der·ma·tit·i·des \-ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of DERMATITIS

: inflammation of the skin—called also dermitis
der·ma·tit·ic \-ˈtit-ik\ adjective


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Inflammation of the skin, usually itchy, with redness, swelling, and blistering. Causes and patterns vary. Contact dermatitis appears at the site of contact with an irritating substance or allergen. Atopic dermatitis, with patches of dry skin, occurs in infants, children, and young adults with genetic hypersensitivities (atopy). Stasis dermatitis affects the ankles and lower legs because of chronic poor blood flow in the veins. Seborrheic dermatitis appears as scaly skin, most often on the scalp (dandruff) and areas rich in sebaceous glands. Neurodermatitis is apparently caused by repeated scratching of an itchy skin area.

Variants of DERMATITIS

dermatitis or eczema


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