primary dermatitis


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Related to primary dermatitis: acute dermatitis, primary irritant dermatitis

primary dermatitis

Etymology: L, primus + Gk, derma, skin, itis, inflammation
skin eruption caused by a substance that can produce cell damage on initial contact, as opposed to that which develops as a sensitivity reaction to an allergen.

primary dermatitis

Dermatitis that is a direct rather than an allergic response.
See also: dermatitis