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Related to nummular eczema: pityriasis rosea
discrete, coin-shaped patches of eczema.
Synonym(s): nummular dermatitis
nummular eczemaAn uncommon chronic skin disorder, most common in elderly men, which is characterised by coin-shaped lesions. It is linked to hypersensitivity as there may be a family history of allergies, atopic dermatitis, or similar disorders.
Idiopathic; environmental irritants may worsen symptoms, as can skin dryness, temperature changes, stress, and foods with iodides or bromides.
num·mu·lar ec·ze·ma(nŭm'yū-lăr ek'sĕ-mă)
Discrete, coin-shaped patches of eczema.
Eczema with coin-shaped or oval lesions. It is often associated with dry skin and worsens in dry weather. See: illustration
See also: eczema