neurodermatitis


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neurodermatitis

 [noor″o-der″mah-ti´tis]
an extremely variable eczematous dermatosis presumed to be a cutaneous response to prolonged vigorous scratching, rubbing, or pinching to relieve intense pruritus. It is believed by some authorities to be a psychogenic disorder. The term is also used to refer to lichen simplex chronicus(circumscribed neurodermatitis) and sometimes to atopic dermatitis(disseminated neurodermatitis).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

neu·ro·der·ma·ti·tis

(nū'rō-der-mă-tī'tis),
A chronic lichenified skin lesion, localized or disseminated.
[neuro- + G. derma, skin, + -itis, inflammation]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

neurodermatitis

(1) Atopic dermatitis, see there.
(2) Cutaneous neurosis—lichenification of skin due to constant rubbing and scratching.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

neurodermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

neu·ro·der·ma·ti·tis

(nūr'ō-dĕr-mă-tī'tis)
A chronic lichenified skin lesion; loosely applied to atopic dermatitis.
Synonym(s): neurodermatosis.
[neuro- + G. derma, skin, + -itis, inflammation]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

neurodermatitis

(noor?o-der-ma-tit'is, nur?o-) [ neuro- + dermatitis]
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NEURODERMATITIS : excoriations on chest and arms
Inflammation and itching of the skin, associated with, but not entirely due to, emotional stress. After an initial irritant, scratching becomes habitual and prolongs the condition. Treatment is corticosteroid ointment or cream. See: illustration

circumscribed neurodermatitis

Lichen simplex chronicus.

disseminated neurodermatitis

Chronic superficial inflammation of the skin characterized by thickening, excoriation, and lichenification, usually beginning in infancy. It is common in families with a high incidence of allergic diseases.
Synonym: atopic dermatitis
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neurodermatitis

Skin damage and thickening caused by scratching, usually without an organic basis. Also known as LICHEN SIMPLEX.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Neurodermatitis

An itchy skin disease (also called lichen simplex chronicus) found in nervous, anxious people.
Mentioned in: Itching
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Does anyone of your close relatives suffer from allergic diseases (pollinosis, allergic rhinitis, urticaria, bronchial asthma, neurodermatitis)?
* Neurodermatitis of the neck (lichen simplex nuchae) is characterised by an isolated, lichenified, pruritic plaque covered with thin scales.
THIS natural range was the brainchild of Thomas Haase, who as a child suffered from neurodermatitis. As a student he opened a health food shop and cultivated plants and developed his first formulations.
My experience in treating dermatologic problems is related to eczema, psoriasis, and neurodermatitis. Using warm / cold imagery and glove anesthesia, I've had successes.
The child had neurodermatitis and scarring due to continual picking at his upper lip.
For example, neurodermatitis looks the same, but is distinguished from atopic dermatitis by the fact that there is no allergic history in child or in his/her family.