exfoliative dermatitis


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ex·fo·li·a·tive der·ma·ti·tis

rapidly extending erythema followed in a few days by generalized exfoliation with scaling of the skin and associated in some cases with lymphadenopathy or loss of water and electrolytes; may be a drug reaction or associated with various benign dermatoses, lupus erythematosus, or lymphoma, or be of undetermined cause.
Synonym(s): Wilson disease (2)

exfoliative dermatitis

any inflammatory skin disorder characterized by excessive peeling or shedding of skin. The cause is unknown in about half of cases. Known causes include drug reactions, scarlet fever, leukemia, lymphoma, and generalized dermatitis. Treatment is individualized, but care is essential to prevent secondary infection, avoid further irritation, maintain fluid balance, and stabilize body temperature.
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Exfoliative dermatitis

exfoliative dermatitis

Pityriasis rubra Dermatology A condition characterized by scaling and erythema rashes, which may occur in a background of psoriasis or lichen planus

ex·fo·li·a·tive der·ma·ti·tis

(eks-fō'lē-ă-tiv dĕr'mă-tī'tis)
Generalized exfoliation with scaling of the skin and usually with erythema (erythroderma); may be a drug reaction or associated with various benign dermatoses, lupus erythematosus, lymphomas, or of undetermined cause.
Synonym(s): pityriasis rubra, Wilson disease (2) .

Wilson,

Samuel Alexander Kinnier, U.S.-born English neurologist, 1878-1937.
Kinnier Wilson disease - Synonym(s): Wilson disease (1)
Wilson disease - (1) disorder characterized by cirrhosis, degeneration in the basal ganglia of the brain, and deposition of green pigment in the periphery of the cornea. Synonym(s): Kinnier Wilson disease; Strümpell-Westphal disease; Westphal disease; Westphal pseudosclerosis; Westphal-Strümpell pseudosclerosis; Wilson syndrome - (2) generalized exfoliation with scaling of the skin and usually with erythema. Synonym(s): exfoliative dermatitis.
Wilson syndrome - Synonym(s): Wilson disease
exfoliative dermatitis see disease, Wilson's
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