acute eczema

acute eczema

An acute dermopathy characterised by pruritic rash on extremities in an immune substrate.
 
DiffDx
Drugs, insects, contact dermatitis (irritants and allergic), pityriasis rosacea, spongiotic dermatosis, superficial fungal infection.
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The finding of Dhar and Kanwar showed that 52.7% had acute eczema, while 47.4% of childhood patients had chronic type of eczema.
Ryan has, on occasions, to live life in total darkness and suffers a sight impairment because of acute eczema.
Researchers studied 95 subjects between the ages of 14 and 16 years and divided them into four groups: those with active dermatitis (AD) with the presence of acute eczema; those with diagnosed AD but no symptoms for the last 2 years; those with diagnosed atopic asthma but with no symptoms at the time of the study; and healthy controls.
General features of acute eczema are exudation, blistering, crusting of the skin with illdemarcated erythema with papules and oedema.
Current evidence on the choice of phototherapy from these limited studies suggests that UVA1 (if available) is a useful single therapy for acute eczema and flares while UVB (TL01), UVA and bath-PUVA are beneficial for all forms of eczema.
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