irritant contact dermatitis


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ir·ri·tant con·tact der·ma·ti·tis

skin reactions ranging from erythema and scaling to necrotic burns resulting from nonimmunologic damage by chemicals in contact with the skin immediately or repeatedly.

irritant contact dermatitis

Occupational dermatology A form of CD that usually affects the hands and arms, caused by acids, alkalis; the intensity of skin response reflects intrinsic nature of the chemical, its concentration, and duration of contact Clinical Erythema, chapping, blistering, ulceration Host factors Skin occlusion, sweating, current or prior skin disease Environmental factors Temperature, humidity, friction, pressure, lacerations. See Contact dermatitis.

ir·ri·tant con·tact der·ma·ti·tis

(ir'i-tănt kon'takt dĕr'mă-tī'tis)
Skin reactions ranging from erythema and scaling to necrotic burns resulting from nonimmunologic damage by chemicals in contact with the skin immediately or repeatedly.
irritant contact dermatitis see dermatitis herpetiformis, contact

irritant

1. causing irritation.
2. an agent that causes irritation.

irritant contact dermatitis
see contact dermatitis.
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