contact dermatitis

noun

: inflammation of the skin caused by direct contact with an irritant (irritant contact dermatitis) or allergen (allergic contact dermatitis)

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“Contact dermatitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/contact%20dermatitis. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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